Jury Service

Doctors are no longer exempt from performing Jury Service. It is possible to defer a Jury Summons, however, deferral can, by law, only be granted once.

As there are time requirements for the Foundation Training Programme, foundation doctors who receive a Jury Summons during either their F1 or F2 year should reply promptly to their Summons requesting a deferral. If, for some reason, this is not possible foundation doctors should contact STFS in order to obtain a letter explaining that if a foundation doctor was absent from training it would be necessary for them to undertake a period of additional training in order to meet the time requirements stipulated by the programme which would delay an application for sign-off and requesting that Jury Service be restricted to a maximum of two weeks.