Acting up as 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 and complete and return the application form contained in Appendix 1, which is available to download here.


Please submit your completed form and supporting evidence via the PGMDE support portal, by clicking here.


For all further Acting Up information and Guidance please access the Trainee Portal FAQs by clicking here.