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Flexible working options

Within the O&G workforce, many individuals choose a flexible working pattern.

You can find out more about flexible working options in chapter three of the RCOG Workforce Report (2022) and in the NHS guide for all staff working in the NHS: Flexible working in the NHS: a toolkit for individuals.

The O&G specialty training programme allows doctors to train and work less than full-time (LTFT), usually somewhere between 50 to 80% of a full-time post. Applications for LTFT training are managed regionally following successful appointment to specialty training. Your region will have an Associate Dean (or equivalent) with responsibility for LTFT, who’ll be able to provide further advice. Your School of O&G will also have a lead for LTFT training.

For more information, please read the RCOG’s guidance on LTFT training.