Specialty Training


The next opportunity to submit an application for the National IDT process will be in the Spring 2017 transfer window, dates to be confirmed.

The National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) process has been established to support trainees who have had an unforeseen and significant change in their personal circumstances since the commencement of their current training programme which requires a move to a different region. The process is managed by the National IDT team (Health Education South London) on behalf of the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), Health Education England (HEE) and all UK regions.

In order to provide a consistent, transparent and robust process for all trainees, the National IDT team will make all decisions on eligibility and allocations in accordance with the published guidelines and criteria. You can read these guidelines and criteria as well as find out much more about the process by visiting the National IDT webpages.

You can also contact the National IDT team directly with any queries you may have by emailing IDTinfo@southlondon.hee.nhs.uk

 As part of the application process, all trainees will be required to submit a ‘Deanery Document.  This should be sent to your current region’s administrative team for completion. To find out exactly who this should be sent to, please read the ‘Directory for regional IDT contacts’, which can be found here.



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