Annual leave allowances


At a Glance

GPSTs are entitled to either 28 or 33 days annual leave pro rata.

  • GPSTs are entitled to 8 days public holiday

GPSTs on the salary scale between: 

  • £33,884 pa to £38,854 pa will be entitled to 28 days per annum (i.e. those on salary scales L408 00 to 02)
  • £39,498 pa to £53,280 pa will be entitled to 33 days per annum (i.e. those on salary scales L408 03 and above)

 

If your Trainee works less than full time and/ or is contracted for less than a year, their entitlement will be pro rata to hours worked and duration of contract i.e. entitled to 28 days per annum and working in Practice for 6 months then their entitlement would be 14 days and 16.5 days if entitled to 33 days per annum. (see table below)

Please ensure that your Trainee takes their full annual leave entitlement whilst in your Practice.  Payment of outstanding annual leave at the time of leaving NES will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and only with the approval of the Director of Postgraduate GP Education.  Annual leave cannot be carried forward to their new Employer. There is no need to send the annual leave record to NES.  Forms on the extranet requiring a Line Manager signature e.g. Annual leave log sheet, absence reporting etc, should be signed off by a Training Practice Representative.

For trainees who are out of sync, please use the AL calculator to calculate the annual leave entitlement for a specific period of time.

The following tables below detail the annual leave entitlement for Trainees who are less than full time (LTFT)  

LIFT

On 28 days per annum 12 month placement

On 28 days per annum 6 month placement

On 33 days per annum 12 month placement

On 33 days per annum 6 month placement

50%/20 hours per week

112 hours/14 days

56 hours/7 days

132 hours/16 days+ 4 hours

66 hours/8 days+ 2hours

60%/24 hours per week

134.4 hours/16 days + 6 hours

67.2 hours/8  days+ 3 hours

158.4 hours/19 days+4 hours

79.2 hours/9 days+7.5 hours

70%/28 hours per week

156.8 hours/19 days + 5 hours

70 hours/9 days + 6.5 hours

184.8 hours/23 days + 1 hour

92.4 hours/11 days + 4 hours

80%/32 hours per week

179.2 hours/22 days+ 3 hours

89.6 hours/11 days + 2 hours

211.2 hours/26 days + 2 hours

105.6 hours/13 days+ 2 hours

 

LIFT

8 Public holidays per annum/64 hours 12 month placement

8 Public holidays per annum/64 hours 6 month placement

50%/20 hours per week

32 hours/4 days

16 hours/2 days

60%/24 hours per week

38.4 hours/4 days + 6.5 hours

19.2 hours/2 days +3.5 hours

70%/28 hours per week

44.8 hours/5 days + 5hours

22.4 hours/2 days + 6.5 hours

80%/32 hours per week

51.2 hours/6 days + 3.5 hours

25.6 hours/3 days + 3.5 hours

As per the NHS Circular PCS(DD) 2021/01 there has been a change to your terms and conditions in relation to your annual leave and public holiday arrangements.

Your annual leave entitlement will increase by 3 days per year, while your public holiday entitlement will reduce by 2 days, from 10 to 8 public holidays per year.

The change will increase the annual leave entitlement to 6.6 weeks (33 days) for those grades previously entitles to 6 weeks’ leave, and to 5.6 weeks (28 days) for those previously entitled to 5 weeks’ leave.

The changes outlined in the circular will be applied to less than full time employees on a pro-rata basis.

It is likely that most GP Practices will continue to have 10 public holidays per year agreed locally.

You should use your public holiday entitlement to cover any public holidays within your GP Practice. However, where your GP Practice is closed to accommodate an additional 2 days public holiday, you are encouraged to keep a couple of annual leave days to cover these.

GP Practices have been asked to inform all new trainees to the Practice with the public holidays due to arise throughout their placement, at the start of the placement to allow you plenty of notice to plan your leave.

If you have used all of your annual leave and public holiday entitlements, and your GP Practice is due to be closed for a public holiday, you will be required to take unpaid leave to cover the day.

If you have any questions regarding the new public holiday and annual leave arrangements, please contact the relevant Placement Board or GPTrainingHR@nes.scot.nhs.uk.