Specialty Training


National IDT Timeline (February 2018)

Supporting documents available

From Monday 15th January 2018

Application window opens

12:00 Monday 5th February 2018

Application window closes

12:00 Monday 5th March 2018

Eligibility checking

Until Monday 12th March 2018

Vacancy declarations

By 24th March 2018

First offers

Week commencing 2nd April 2018

Second offers

Week commencing 9th April 2018

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.

If you have any queries relating to the National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) process, please review the IDT Applicant guide and the frequently asked questions (FAQs) articles on the specialty training website in the first instance. If you do not find an FAQ that has answered your question, you can submit an enquiry form to the National IDT team via the PGMDE Support portal.

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.


Learn more through these webpages about medical training in the region’s NHS trusts and why trainees choose to live in the North East and North Cumbria.

Information for Current Trainees

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Potential Applicant

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