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Local Guidelines

Please read the Lead Employers Parental Leave Guidelines.   This gives you information about KIT days*.


It is helpful to let your Programme Director/Barbara Sladdin know if you are planning to take parental leave.   This is purely for workforce planning and rota organisation.

The School organise ‘return to work simulation’ sessions for trainees who have had an extended absence from work.  Further information:    http://www.nsaicm.com/return-to-work-simulation-day.

If you would like information regarding working LTFT, please read:



Keeping in Touch (Kit) Days

Employees on maternity, adoption or shared parental leave can agree arrangements for keeping in touch during their period leave. This includes, but is not limited to, completing normal duties or attending training, conference or meetings.

Form – Notification of KIT Day


The Pregnant Anaesthetist

Pregnancy is an exciting time.  Adjusting to your changing body and planning your future at the same time as working in a demanding job can be challenging. Negotiating your way through the maze of paperwork surrounding rights and benefits on maternity leave and pay can be difficult to fit in between antenatal appointments, work and preparing for a new arrival.

This article aims to clarify some of the main issues facing pregnant anaesthetists and provide guidance on your rights and responsibilities towards your employer.



Advice for Pregnant Anaesthetic Trainees in the Northern Deanery by Dr Nish Nayar, Anaesthetic Trainee