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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. 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: specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/inter-deanery-transfers/

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 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 IDT.em@hee.nhs.uk

The next opportunity to submit an application for the National IDT process will be in the February 2017 transfer window. The opening date for this application window will be Friday 3rd February at 4pm. The application window will be open for exactly four weeks and will close on Friday 3rd March at 4pm. This window will allocate transfers for August-October 2017. The supporting documents will be made available on our website from 3rd January 2017.

There is a collection of short podcasts which cover a range of different areas of the IDT process designed to provide a handy overview for trainees as well as regional contacts, such as TPDs and Heads of Schools. These are available at: http://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/inter-deanery-transfers/podcasts/