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Annual Leave Calculator

Annual leave allows you to take paid time off from work to take regular breaks to rest and re-energise.

All members of staff employed by the Trust are entitled to annual leave and general public holidays as set out in Doctors and dentists in training terms and conditions (England) 2016 and NHS terms and conditions of service (Agenda for Change). The amount of leave is dependent upon:

  • contract type
  • number of years of service within the NHS (guidance on reckonable and continuous service can be found here you may also find your continuous service by checking your ESR profile) ​​​​​​
  • number of hours worked per week (when LTFT the entitlement will be calculated on a pro-rata basis i.e. if you are working at 80% FTE (full-time equivalent), you will be entitled to 80% of your FTE annual leave)

It is your responsibility to ensure that your leave entitlement is calculated correctly and it's advisable that you evenly distribute your annual leave throughout the year.

Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with your placement’s annual leave procedure to ensure that this is booked in accordance with their process, you may need to contact them ahead of your placement to book advanced leave. Please also see the Lead Employer annual leave policy for reference. 

Using the annual leave calculator

Before using the annual leave calculator you will need the following information (some of this is available via ESR or your contract of employment):

  • Your annual leave entitlement (contract dependent)
  • Your contractual hours per week (available on your contract of employment or most recent amended contract of employment not the total hours on your work schedule)
  • The number of Bank Holidays in the period being calculated. Click here for a useful bank holiday calendar.