SW Peninsula Radiology Training Scheme
Policy on Senior Trainees acting up as a consultant
or working as a locum consultant
Acting up as a Consultant
There is provision for Speciality Trainees to ‘act up’ as a Consultant in The Gold Guide.
‘ 6.71: Trainees may be able to take time out of programme and credit time towards training as an ‘acting up consultant’. If the relevant Royal College or Faculty agrees that this kind of post is part of the approved specialty curriculum, additional prospective approval is not needed from the GMC. Trainees acting up as consultants (in accordance with the locally defined process) will need to have appropriate supervision in place and approval will only be considered if the acting up placement is relevant to gaining the competences, knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the curriculum.’ (Gold Guide. Fourth Edition. 2010)
In order to ensure that the period of ‘acting up’ is credited towards award of a CCT applications should be made for OOPT via the Deanery website.
Working as a Locum Consultant
Alternatively Speciality Trainees may apply to undertake a Locum Consultant post.
‘ 6.75: Trainees may seek agreement for out of programme time to undertake clinical experience which has not been approved by GMC and which will not contribute to award of a CCT. The purpose of this could be to:
….take time out of programme to gain experience as a locum consultant which cannot be credited towards the award of a CCT or CESR(CP).’ (Gold Guide. Fourth Edition. 2010)
Applications should therefore be made for OOPE via the Deanery website.
In both cases applications will need to be supported by the relevant Educational Supervisor, College Tutor and the Training Programme Director for senior trainees. Trainees making applications should ensure they comply with Academy policies and procedures on external attachments.
If the post requires moving clinical sites agreement may be subject to a notice period.
Dr William Mukonoweshuro
Dr Mark Puckett
Training Programme Directors
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