Policies and Procedures

This section will provide information on policy and procedures which are adopted within the Wales Foundation School. Policies include guidance on maternity leave, study leave, taking time out of training ALS training and revalidation. If you are unable to find the information you require within these pages then please contact us via email.

Maternity Leave

The Wales Deanery is committed to supporting it's trainees through their training including starting a family. The materity leave policy will provide you with information, advice and guidance on the options available for maternity during training in the Foundation Programme. Click here to view the policy.

Study Leave

This document is to provide guidance for Foundation trainees, Postgraduate Centres, LHB Human Resources and Foundation School employees on study leave. This includes allowances, what study leave can be used for and the approval process. Click here to view the policy.

Time out of Foundation Programme (TOFP)

Foundation doctors can apply during their F1 year to take a year out between their F1 and F2 year. A maximum of 17 applicants will be permitted to take TOFP 2016/17.

Applicants will be selected at random and must be submitted between Monday 2nd November and Friday 13th November 2015. Please note that all required signatures must be obtained prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Foundation Doctors who are considering taking TOFP should download and read the guidance notes prior to completing an application. Applicants should be submitted between Monday 2nd November 2015 and Friday 13th November 2015.

Foundation Doctors who are currently taking Time out of Foundation Programme between F1 & F2, and wish to return to Wales to complete their F2 year in August 2016, should inform the Wales Foundation School of their intention to return, in writing, by Thursday 29th October 2015.

Emails enquiries should be sent to Sioned Edwards.

Click here for Time out of Foundation Programme Guidance and Request Form 16-17.

Wales Foundation School Policies and Procedures, including working abroad, taking time out, special circumstances and fitness to practice. Please note that a maximum of 17 applicants will be permitted to take TOFP 2015/16. Applicants will be selected at random and must be submitted between Monday 3rd November 2014 and Friday 13th November 2014. Please note that all required signatures must be obtained prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be accepted

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