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Inter Deanery Transfers

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, or country within the UK.

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 form can be found on the National IDT website above and 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’, also found on the website above.

Dates of Transfer Application Window

National Inter Deanery Transfer
(IDT) next application window dates

The next opportunity to submit an application for the National IDT process is as follows:

Supporting Documents Available from 7th July 2017
 Application Window Opens 4pm Friday 4th August 2017
 Application Window closes 4pm Friday 1st September 2017
 Eligibility checks until Friday 8th September 2017
 Vacancy Returns by Friday 29th September 2017
 1st offers week commencing 2nd October 2017
 2nd offers week commencing 9th October 2017













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