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A new statutory right for parents giving more flexible childcare.
Different maternity schemes apply depending on where you work. Get advice on various contracts for doctors and medical students.
Congratulations! Read our advice on your rights as a pregnant woman, including responsibilities, time off for ante-natal appointments and sickness during pregnancy.
Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is intended to give parents more flexibility in how they take their leave. Find out whether you are eligible, how it works and what you need to tell your employer.
Pepare for maternity leave with our handy checklist of things to do at work, outside work and after your baby arrives.
Our calculator helps you work out important dates for telling your employer about your pregnancy and to calculate your leave and pay entitlements.
Read our answers to frequently asked questions about maternity leave, including maternity rights for different brances of practice and how leave is calculated.
Whether you plan to return to work or not, read our guidance on changing hours, flexible working and what to do if you're not planning to return.
Read our guidance and blogs on life as a working parent, including interdeanery transfers for junior doctors, using parental leave and breastfeeding.
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