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Guidance for junior doctors
Exception reporting will allow you to quickly and easily flag up if your actual work has varied from your agreed work schedule. Access full guidance on the junior doctor contract 2016.
Read more about what to exception report, who to submit one to, and how and where to submit your exception report.
As a senior doctor, if you take on the role of educational superviser, it is important that you understand the process for exception reporting. Read our guidance.
See at a glance who is responsible for which action of an exception report when an issue arises in safe working, training or work scheduling.
Safeguarding training and ensuring safe working is of equal and vital importance to trainees and their patients.
Academic trainees on an NHS contract must consider the impact of their clinical work.
Whatever the outcome, the contract requires that it is communicated to you clearly, electronically and in writing.
Read FAQs on exception reporting, including contractual obligations, reporting under the 2002 contract and other common scenarios.
Watch our short video to explain how exception reporting works and how it can make a difference.
We explore some common myths about exception reporting and describe the actual reality on the ground.
"Exception reporting can be an agent for change, and that’s why I think all of us need to do our part to make it work."
"Statements about working over hours or while under-staffed will no longer be anecdotal but rooted in hard evidence."
GMC has issued a statement urging all healthcare staff and managers to support junior doctors to exception report wherever necessary.
Our employment experts can check your contract within 5 days. Send us a copy of your contract to make sure it's correct.
Download your digital copy of the latest junior doctor handbook.
The final terms and conditions and supporting resources for the new contract are available on the NHS Employers' website.