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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.

As part of the application process, all trainees will be required to submit a ‘Deanery Document’. This form can be found on the Specialty Training Website https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/nationalIDT, and should be sent to your current region’s administrative team for completion, please email: Elaine Beckford at the following email address: idt.em@hee.nhs.uk for the East Midlands.

All of the required documentation, supporting documents and applicant guides are hosted on the specialty training website.  Applications will now be made via the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Support Portal. All FAQs are now hosted on the PGMDE website which can be accessed via https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home ; they can also be accessed on the specialty training website.

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: http://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/National-IDT/Application-Portal  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. The PGMDE support portal can be accessed at the following link; https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home.


The national Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) timeline for the 2017 application window 2 is as follows:

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


  • This window will allocate transfers for February-April 2018.