Study leave

Study leave is available to all junior doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Entitlement is dependent on post and length of rotations.

All study leave applications must be returned to the PGME department at least six weeks prior to the request stated on the form. 

Study leave funding can be used for courses and conferences. Any funding or leave not taken in a rotation cannot be carried over to the next rotation. Study leave entitlement (days and reimbursement allowance) will not be approved if it falls outside the current rotation or post. 

For doctors in HEE training posts, study leave is calculated according to six month blocks. For doctors in trust appointed posts study leave will be calculated in line with the financial year.

Study leave is discretionary and it needs to be approved by your Educational Supervisor and by your Rota co-ordinator.

Important notice

To be reimbursed for study leave, you must be able to show you are safeguarding Level 3 competent. To be considered competent at Level 3 you must have completed the equivalent of one day of training at Level 3 every year.

Ways to obtain Safeguarding Level 3

  1. If you have a current safeguarding Level 3 certificate (dated within the last 3 years), please email a copy of this certificate to  Learning and Development to have this information logged onto your GOSH training record.
  2. Attend a full day face to face Safeguarding Level 3 course. Dates are available via GOLD.
  3. Attend a half day face to face Safeguarding Level 3 course, followed by Safeguarding Level 3 online learning. Dates and online learning are available via GOLD.