Exception reporting


Work scheduling and exception reporting are two new features of the Terms and Conditions of Service for NHS doctors and dentists in training (England) 2016 (TCS) that aim to improve the service and training experience for doctors.

A generic work schedule should be agreed between the trainee doctor and the educational supervisor, shortly after starting in post which is specific to the trainee doctor, including learning needs and opportunities available in the post, and this should be discussed at regular educational review meetings.

As part of the TCS, the educational supervisor will respond to any exception reports, conduct work schedule reviews and will also have joint responsibility with the doctor for personalising their work schedule. 

For full details and key guidance for trainees and supervisors on the exception reporting process please go to:


To access local advice please contact the Guardian of Safe Working for your site

  • Miss Elizabeth Sharp

  • Dr Ramin Baghai-Ravary

Guardian of Safe Working


Your Champion of Flexible Working