b'advance (at least five working days notice); Trainees must return to the programme after 12 The Training Committee or delegation considers themonths, otherwise they will be considered to have request to review the original decision and bringswithdrawn from the programme without a right of its deliberations to the full Training Committee whichre-entry;adjudicates on the matter. The outcome of this meetingThe unaccredited leave option will be available to will be notified to the trainee; trainees only once throughout their training programme If the trainee remains dissatisfied with the outcome,i.e. if SAT 2 Unaccredited Leave is availed of, then they have the right to appeal the outcome to the Appealsthe trainee will not subsequently be granted SAT 4 Committee of the Council.They should notify theUnaccredited Leave. Chairman of the Training Committee, within 10 working days of the decision that they wish to make a formalSAT 4 Unaccredited Leave appeal.The Chairman of the Training Committee willTrainees may apply for leave from the scheme then write to the Secretary of Council informing themimmediately post SAT 4, which is called Unaccredited that an appeal has been lodged within the specifiedLeave. The conditions and eligibility requirements time limit.This letter will include a summary of theapplicable to such leave are as follows:decision and grounds for appeal.The appeal then falls within the remit of the Appeals Committee appointed byRequirements:Council. Applicants must have successfully completed the FCAI;Applications must be submitted on the Application Leave from the Scheme for Leave from Training Scheme form, available on the Leave from the SchemeUnaccredited website, to the Training Department by August 31st The Training Committee has introduced the option forfor consideration for leave from the following July (see trainees to apply for leave from the scheme at one of twoapplication process below);points during their training. There are two opportunitiesApplications can only be for a 12-month period, i.e. both for trainees to apply for unaccredited leave: either at thethe minimum and maximum period of leave is 12 months. end of SAT 2, or at the end of SAT 4. The leave optionsConditions:are to facilitate greater flexibility for trainees with a viewNo credit will be given for time out of the programme to promoting wellbeing and to accommodate family andirrespective of posts held while on leave;other commitments. It is intended to accommodate aTrainees must return to the programme after 12 months, trainees personal circumstances.Application will beotherwise they will be considered to have withdrawn from through a formal process and the discretion to grant orthe programme without a right of re-entry;refuse leave rests with the Training Committee.The unaccredited leave option will be available to SAT 2 Unaccredited Leavetrainees only once throughout their training programme i.e. if SAT 2 Unaccredited Leave is availed of, then Trainees may apply for leave from the schemethe trainee will not subsequently be granted SAT 4 immediately post SAT 2, which is called UnaccreditedUnaccredited Leave.Leave. The conditions and eligibility requirements applicable to such leave are as follows: Application Process and Timelines for allRequirements: unaccredited leave:Applicants must have successfully completed theApplications must be submitted on the Application MCAI; for Leave from Training Scheme form, available on the Applications must be submitted on the Applicationwebsite, to the Training Department by the August 31st for Leave from Training Scheme form, available on thefor consideration for the following July;website, to the Training Department by August 31stAll applications will be presented to the Training for consideration for leave from the following July (seeCommittee following the closing date of the end of application process below); August for decision at the next subsequent meeting or Applications can only be for a 12-month period, i.e.as soon as practicable;both the minimum and maximum period of leave is 12Rotations for subsequent years will not be allocated months.until the leave applications have been considered. It is expected that all decisions regarding the leave Conditions: applications would be made at an October meeting No credit will be given for time out of the programmewhich would allow for rotations to be allocated by irrespective of posts held while on leave; mid-November.However, this precise timeline may be 26 Curriculum for the National Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme'