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Annual leave

The annual leave year runs from the 1st April to the 31st March. Annual leave entitlement varies according to how long you have worked in the NHS:

Length of service Days per year
Under 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 29
10 years and above 33

This entitlement is based on full time hours and will be pro rata for employees working less than full time.

Employees are also entitled to all paid public holidays in the leave year (usually 8 days). Employees who work less than full time will be entitled to public holidays on a pro rata basis

During the first year of employment with the Trust your annual leave will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, based on the number of complete weeks from joining until the end of the leave year.

An annual leave calculator can be found attached to the Annual Leave Procedure on the OUH intranet (available to staff only).