As part of Health Education England’s commitment to Improving Junior Doctors’ Working Lives, changes have been made (in some regions including the West Midlands) to study leave processes.  The changes will deliver:

  • Equity of access to educational resources so that all trainees fulfil their potential
  • Promotion of local education provision and innovation
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency and quality
  • Greater flexibility


The new system will support all elements of curriculum delivery for all trainees on approved secondary care sector training programmes included Trust funded posts as well as discretionary courses which add value to the individual and support the wider system.


For guidance on the study leave application process, please refer to the Study Leave Application Flowchart.


If you are a Public Health or General Practice Trainee, please refer to the study leave process for your School;

Public Health


General Practice




Please look at Key Documents and Links for more detail.





Page Last Updated 4th April 2023