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Help and Support

The information in this section is now on the new Scotland Deanery website

The information in this section will help you apply for study leave and give information on the policy for how study leave is granted.

We also give further information on:

  • seeking help if you have problems which are affecting your training
  • looking to work less than full time or on a flexible basis
  • seeking to move to another region
  • looking to spend some time out of programme

Remember you can always approach the Hospital training team or GP unit in your Region, or you supervisor for further information.

More policies are located in the Resources section.

GPSTs who are now employed by NES during their time in practice can access the GP Extranet for information as employees.

GMC guidance

The GMC periodically issues new guidance for doctors. We signpost that on our GMC guidance and update page.

Gold Guide

The Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK, or Gold Guide, is agreed by the 4 Departments of Health in the UK and sets out arrangments for postgraduate training.

areas changed and updated in the 6th Edition (Feb 2016)

  • Consistent terminology with use of Health Education England, NHS Education Scotland (NES) in Scotland, the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA), and the Postgraduate Deanery in Wales (HEE, NES, NIMDTA and Wales Deanery)
  • Updating of section 3 to reflect new GMC standards
  • Updating of section 6 in relation to LATs, OOP, IDT and inclusion of updated Principles of LTFT
  • Review and updating of section 6 in relation to withdrawal of training number
  • Updating of section 7 with reordered paragraphs and removal of duplicated sections to clarify ARCP process
  • Clarification of Review and Appeal processes
  • Review of section 8 in relation to revalidation


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