Can I carry over annual leave into the next leave year?

You are required to notify the placement Board as soon as possible where it becomes apparent it is difficult to take annual leave due to staffing or service issues.

Any leave not taken within the relevant leave year will not be routinely carried over into the subsequent leave year. The placement Board in consultation with NES will only agree the carryover of a maximum of five days’ annual leave inclusive of days in lieu of public holidays worked in very exceptional circumstances. If the carryover of this leave overlaps with a rotation, approval must be obtained from both placement Boards and/or the General Practice placement in consultation with NES.

For updated guidance to Annual Leave entitlement during the Covid 19 pandemic, please click on this link.

Please also see attached circular setting out designated Christmas and New Year public holidays for 2021, as these days fall on a weekend. Circular is applicable to Agenda for Change staff and sets out the alternative days but also the principles of payment where an employee does/does not work the weekend days.