It is possible to put training on hold for significant events.  Registrars should communicate with the Training Programme Coordinator ( to arrange this.

While taking a break from training, any clinical time that would have otherwise be approved for clinical hours in urgent care may NOT be recorded for CPD or accreditation purposes, unless prior agreement has been gained from the Director of Clinical Training.  Courses that fulfil the Fellowship criteria may be allowed to be used though prior agreement should be sought from the Director of Clinical Training.

If your absences from training is for more than 6 months, we pause your CPD on ePortfolio, and inform MCNZ that you have suspended your training.  We arrange a refund of membership funds paid for the year.  You should also inform MCNZ. On your return, annual CPD requirements will be pro-rated at the discretion of the Board of Censors.

If your absence is for more than one year, you should communicate first to inform the Board of Censors of the planned break.  Prior to your return the Director of Training, acting on behalf of the Board of Censors, will assess your recent CPD and inform you of any CPD to be completed either prior to return or shortly after return.  The cost of any CPD or return-to-work programme is borne by the registrar. The use of HWNZ funds will not be permitted for a return-to-work programme.

In all cases you should inform theTraining Programme Coordinator ( when you wish to return to the programme.