Acting up into a Consultant

Trainees who are within one year of their anticipated completion of training date are eligible to Act up as consultants, for a fixed-term period of a maximum of three months (this is based upon a whole time equivalent). Acting up provides trainees with the experience of navigating the transition from junior doctor to consultant, whilst maintaining the supervision associated with being a trainee.

All trainees who wish to Act up should:

  • read through the Acting up into a Consultant policy and procedure document
  • complete and return the application form contained in Appendix 1.

The policy and procedure document and application form can be found below:

All trainees should submit their completed form and supporting evidence via the PGME Support Portal