Exiting the HSST programme

Last Updated: 21st October 2020

Given the bespoke nature of the HSST programme, evidence of successful completion will vary depending on the pathway taken through the five year programme.

It is your responsibility as the trainee, to initiate the certification process which leads to you exiting the programme. When you are ready to begin this process follow the detailed guidance below.

This detailed guidance will provide you with information on:

  • A step-by-step process for exciting
  • Types of evidence required to exit
  • Applying for an extension of time via the Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances policy

Applying for an extension of time via the Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances policy

If you feel that personal, medical, or other problems outside your control have negatively affected, or will affect, your ability to complete the required training activities within the timescales agreed for the programme, you can apply for an extension of time by submitting an exceptional extenuating circumstances application form.

If you require assistance in completing the application form or require further advice about this process, please contact any of the following sources of advice:

  • Your Training Officer/lead or Head of Department
  • National School of Healthcare Science on nshcs@hee.nhs.uk or 0121 695 2311

The form, together with any evidence you wish to be considered, must be submitted a minimum of 5 working days prior to the training management panel being held.

EEC panel meeting dates

EEC panel date Latest submission date Likely outcome date
Wednesday 12th August 2020 Wednesday 5th August 2020 Wednesday 19th August 2020
Wednesday 9th September 2020 Wednesday 2nd September 2020 Wednesday 16th September 2020
Wednesday 7th October 2020 Wednesday 30th September 2020 Wednesday 14th October 2020
Wednesday 4th November 2020 Wednesday 28th October 2020 Wednesday 11th November 2020
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Wednesday 25th November 2020 Wednesday 9th December 2020