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Leave and Expenses.

Any queries regarding leave and expenses can be sent to the Public Health team at  

Annual Leave

Leave for registrars from a medical background is regulated according to Junior Doctors' Terms & Conditions.  This is currently between 5 and 6 weeks per year, depending on length of service, plus bank holidays.

Leave for registrars from a non-medical background is regulated according to Agenda for Change Terms & Conditions. This is 27 days per year initially, rising to 29 days after 5 years service and 33 days after 10 years

Annual leave is booked with your educational supervisor. Registrars should liaise with their current placements and complete the relevant local forms.

Carrying over leave is not normally allowed but, if required, can be discussed with the Training Programme Director.

Study Leave


Study leave for academic courses and exam preparation is given at the discretion of trainee’s educational supervisor.

Study leave for the MPH is typically 2 days per week if studying part time and 4 days per week during a full time MPH, plus extra time to undertake the MPH dissertation.

Part A preparation study leave is typically 1 day per week during the 6 months prior. An extra day per week is also permitted in the 3-4 months before the exam so trainees can take part in the part A revision course arranged through the school (attendance at this course is compulsory for our trainees). However, it is important to remember that all study leave is open to negotiation with trainees' local educational supervisors, and should be discussed with and approved by them beforehand.

After the MPH, a typical agreement would be 30 days per year inclusive of exam preparation.

Study leave for external courses and conference attendances is processed through Accent Leave manager  


Once study leave has been approved actual expenses incurred should be claimed via the online system as per usual expenses, within 3 months of incurring the costs.


Maternity and other leave

When leave needs be taken to cover unexpected circumstances, such as sickness in a dependant, the “Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) Special Leave” policy should be followed.

Maternity entitlement follows the “LTHT maternity policy”.  There is also an LTHT guide to Maternity/Adoption/Paternity/ Parental leave to provide further information. Guidance on maternity leave can also be found on the HEE YH website, here.

LTHT supports a salary sacrifice scheme for childcare vouchers, available through a company called Fideliti.