Champions of flexible training guidance

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The champion of flexible training role was included as part of the ACAS agreement around the 2016 doctors in training contract. The ultimate intention behind the introduction of the role was to create a shift in culture within the NHS, to give trainees more flexibility, and to offer them support as they carry out their training and other commitments they may have.

Every less than full time (LTFT) trainee doctor and dentist should have access to a champion of flexible training. The champion will play a strategic role in promoting and improving existing support for LTFT colleagues, advocating for them where necessary.

This guidance supports you as an employer to develop this important role within your organisation. It provides practical advice about the value of the role, and the skills, knowledge and resource the champion may need to be effective in their job.  

Published by NHS Employers, the guidance has been developed in consultation with the British Medical Association.
Access the guidance in full. 

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