Interdeanery 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. 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, which have been migrated to a new home on HEE’s specialty training website here:

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, please email

 All of the required documentation, supporting documents and applicant guides are hosted on the specialty training website, and that applications will now be made via the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Support Portal.


National IDT Timeline (August 2017)

Supporting documents available

From Friday 7th July

Application window opens

16:00 Friday 4th August

Application window closes

16:00 Friday 1st September

Eligibility checking

Until Friday 8th September

Vacancy returns

By Friday 29th September

First offers

Week commencing 2nd October

Second offers

Week commencing 9th October