Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Period of Grace

NHS England offers doctors in training a six month Period of Grace following completion of training (CCT date), subject to availability of posts. This is to enable doctors who have completed training and not yet obtained a further post to continue in the Specialty Registrar grade contract for a time limited period whilst they find employment, for example a consultant level post.

The Period of Grace is not available for Core or GP trainees. There is no pro-rata modification for Less Than Full Time (LTFT) trainees.

A Period of Grace placement will only be arranged if you complete a POG Intent Form and return it to six months before your CCT date.

Your Training Programme Director will prioritise pre-CCT trainees when arranging your Period of Grace placement. They will also consider trainee distribution and service needs.

You should receive an offer of your placement 14 weeks before your CCT date. You then have two weeks to accept the offer. Any offer that is not accepted this time will be withdrawn. Please ensure you keep your Training Programme Director informed if you plan to take leave during this process so they can take it into account.

Further details of the process and POG Intent Form can be found in the documents below.