Questions Specific to Specialty / Course
I am ST5 in Radiology, have completed FRCR and achieved my required competencies. I would like to apply for funding to attend a quality improvement workshop – will the discretionary study budget cover this?
Yes – this is exactly the type of course which will add value to you individually and the wider system. Other examples are leadership / medical management courses, healthcare technology and innovation workshops, scientific conferences. Please discuss your plans early with your ES / TPD and apply
I am a Core Medical Trainee and preparing for MRCP Paces - will the study budget cover revision courses and the exam fee?
The Study budget will cover courses to help you adequately revise and prepare for PACES but will not cover exam fees
I am a CT1 trainee in Psyciatry and wanted to attend the RCPscyh Electroconvulsive therapy team day – how do I know if this is aligned with the curriculum and will be covered by the study budget?
Any courses required to support you achieving the curriculum are covered by the study budget. Please discuss any courses / educational activities you would like to attend with your ES / TPD and they will be able to advise and support your application if it is appropriate
I am a FY2 trainee and about to start a rotation on the neonatal intensive care unit. As part of my rotation I am required to complete Neonatal Life Support – will the study budget cover this?
No – this course is required for your service commitment and does not fall within your curriculum. The NHS trust should provide this training
am a LTFT ST4 training in Respiratory medicine and am concerned that I will not be able to access study leave in the same way full time trainees do?
Please be assured, the new system supports all trainees including LTFT and academic trainees to access study leave and funding in an equitable way. You are entitled to the same support full time trainees receive for curriculum requirements
I am a GP trainee on an A&E rotation, will the new process for accessing study leave and funding apply to me?
Yes, unlike GP trainees on a General Practice placement, you will need to apply for study budget using the new process. It is only GP ‘s on Practice placement, Public Health and Dentistry who will continue to access study leave funding in the way they have previously with no changes
I am a ST4 Palliative Medicine trainee on a placement in the hospice setting, how should I apply for study leave and funding?
You should apply using the new process
I am a Core Medical trainee and am worried that the course I wish to go on will be in excess of my study budget annual allowance?
The new centralised budget process means that there is no annual allowance. If the course will support you achieving the curriculum or falls within the remit of aspirational funding, it will be covered by the study budget. Please discuss any courses / educational activities with your ES / TPD and they will be able to advise and support your application if it is appropriate
I am ST3 Oncology and have had study leave approved for a conference tomorrow. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen factors, circumstances have transpired that mean I am no longer able to attend. I have already paid for the conference – who is financially responsible?
It is your responsibility to try and obtain a refund for the conference as far as is practicably possible. Under these rare circumstances if you are not able to obtain a refund, HEE will attempt to cover the costs of the conference to reimburse you