Study Leave Budget Changes
The Scotland Deanery is pleased that Scottish Government funding has been received to increase the study leave budget for doctors in training.
Some of this money is being used to support the new curricular requirements especially to boost Scotland’s capacity for simulation training both in terms of trainers and improving training resources in Boards.
In addition, we are able to increase the individual study leave budget allowances by 20% this financial year (April 22-Mar23) so that doctors in training have additional funding to tailor to their training. We will review how the funding is being spent next year to see what further improvements we can make. We topslice the overall budget so that where possible we can fund essential training separately so that trainees and their TPDs can choose how to use the individual allowance. The study leave policy and guide are available on the Scotland Deanery website https://www.scotlanddeanery.nhs.scot/trainee-information/study-leave/