Teaching & Learning

Training Days

As a trainee you will be expected to attend a set number of regional training days throughout the training year in addition to local teaching at your trust.   Each school will have a minimum number of events you are expected to attend in order to achieve a successful outcome at your ACRP.

Regional training days should be booked via your school.   To attend a regional training day, you should book study leave with your trust according to their notice period, usually a minimum of six weeks.   If you are unable to attend, you must give your school a valid reason for non-attendance. This may include:

  • Your trust cannot release you from service (if this recurs, please contact your school)
  • Pre booked leave (although you shouldn’t make a habit of this)
  • Illness/bereavement/special leave
  • Exams
  • On nights

Your attendance or non-attendance at each event will be noted and made available to the ARCP panel. The reasons above will be taken into account by the panel, providing they are valid.

Note – trainees must book their place before attending. Trainees who do not book a place may be turned away due to capacity. Trainees who have booked to attend and can no longer attend, should aim to give their school at least 48 hours’ notice; so that another trainee can attend in your place.Trainees who do not attend and fail to give a valid reason beforehand will be reported to their training programme director.

For information regarding training days please visit your schools page on Synapse: https://secure.synapse.nhs.uk/

Trainees will be expected to attend other educational activities organised by their trusts such as grand rounds and specialty departmental education sessions wherever possible. Examples of such educational activity include clinical governance meetings, audit meetings and clinical class as well as targeted teaching.

Trainees should keep records of all educational activity and should in turn remember that good medical practice expects all doctors to teach themselves.

Please ensure that you have arranged for study leave to be taken before confirming your place on the following training days.

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