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Study Leave

Trainee doctors and dentists can apply for funded study leave.  The Scotland Deanery operates a national process and system to ensure that all applications for study leave are considered on a fair, equitable and consistent basis. 

The Policy and Operational Guide (pdf) was reviewed in 2018.  The Deanery have consulted with the BMA who have contributed and support the policy. 

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How to apply for Study Leave

Applications must be made via Turas TPM [the NES online training management system].  Study Leave Applications must be made in advance of the activity/event and logged on Turas. Applications cannot be made or accepted retrospectively.

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Contact Us

For Medical Trainees, please contact the Study Leave Team: study.leave@nes.scot.nhs.uk

For Dental Trainees, please contact Alana Gowans: dentalstudyleave@nes.scot.nhs.uk 


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