Out of Programme

Trainees may apply to take time of training between ST2 and ST3 - please discuss initially with your ES and let Linda l.latif@sheffield.ac.uk know of your plans.

Formal approval is required from the GP Director to take time out of a clinical training programme whilst retaining their national training number. Requests for OOP for GP Trainees relate either to clinical experience (OOPE), or research (OOPR) in a different setting or a career break (OOPC).

A trainee whose annual review of progress is deemed unsatisfactory will not normally be granted a period of OOP.

Full information, guidance and application form available on the Health Education Yorkshire & The Humber website via the link below:


There is also information on the GMC website at: