Annual Leave

Annual leave must be approved by the Educational Superviser and Clinical Director of the department in which you will be working when taking the leave.

Under normal circumstances, half of each year's annual leave entitlement should be taken during each 6 month attachment. Any variation from this must be agreed in advance with the departments with whom you are working for that leave year. It is entirely the decision of the department employing you in a six month period to agree to the variation.

Annual Allocation: From F1 - ST3 trainees are allocated 27 days per annum

From ST4 and above trainees are allocated 32 days per annum

Study Leave - updated 

With effect from the 1st April 2015 all trainees will apply to their employer for all study leave requests and claims, the Trust holds all funding and the Deanery are no longer responsible for Study Leave. Please see your local trust intranet for procedure

The Registrars are allocated 30 days of study leave in total per year.

 

ST1 – The ST1 have very structured teaching for Physics and Anatomy until their exam in March. They will also be able to come to the study days if these do not clash with the Anatomy or Physics teaching. They also go on the Red Dot course.

They are able to take three days of additional study leave - most choose to take this as private study leave before the exam but it can be used for courses or conferences/ meetings.

ST2 and ST3 – They will have 10 Regional study days.

They will therefore have 20 study days remaining in each academic year.

This can be used as private study leave for up to five days before each set of 2A Examinations. They can also use their study leave for conferences, courses or for writing up research or audit. They should apply for study leave for audit and research papers in the same way as for courses and conferences. This will be removed from their total allocation.

ST4 –

10 days for Regional Study days.

The ST4’s use a lot of study leave in preparation for their 2B Exam. If they have practice viva sessions in other hospitals, courses and exam preparation, they should all be included in their study leave allowance. They can have up to five days of personal study before the examb

ST5 – 10 days for the Regional study days. The remaining 20 days can be used for courses and conferences, writing up research papers and audit. They may choose to use some of their study leave for visits to other units, observerships/mini fellowships.

Recommended Courses

Each StR has a limited budget, and must decide what they wish to do with it. The following is a list of some courses which have been attended and recommended by StRs in the past. However not every course fits everyone’s needs. This is especially so when developing sub-speciality interests in the later years.

Some of the bigger meetings – e.g. UKRC – are OK if you have a paper or poster to present, but may otherwise be too general to be of good value for StRs, compared to courses specifically designed to educate.

For Everyone

  • Society of Radiologists in Training
  • South West Radiologists Association
  • RCR Study Days

Year 1

There are few courses explicitly designed for ST1 that are recommended by the School.  Most are duplicates of existing training already provided within the ST1 timetable.

 Year 2/3

  • Oxford introduction to On Call
  • Wales A&E course
  • Plymouth Introduction to Intervention

Year 3 & 4

  • Leicester/Sheffield/Liverpool-Aintree/Coventry II B courses
  • Swindon II B
  • Bristol II B
  • Northwick Park Plain Film / Rapid Reporting
  • Coventry Intervention
  • Brompton Chest (New Pulmonary Seminar)
  • Great Ormond Street Paediatric

Years 4 and 5.

  • Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
  • Severn Deanery Management day release management course – minimal cost
  • Keele Management Course – but expensive
  • Hammersmith Management Course
  • Erasmus MRI courses www.emricourses.org
  • Oxford MRI
  • Somerset MRI Course
  • Sheffield Intervention
  • RSNA – especially if you have presentations.
  • ESGAR (European Society of gastro-intestinal and abdominal radiology)
  • Harefield Cardiac CT

Study Leave - updated (March 2015)

With effect from the 1st April 2015 all trainees will apply to their employer for all study leave requests and claims, the Trust holds all funding and the Deanery are no longer responsible for Study Leave. Please see your local Trust intranet for procedure.

Trainees, please note that if you have any questions around getting access to book  study leave please contact IMSupport.South@hee.nhs.uk for a log in