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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
Intra-deanery Transfer process
A Transfer between training schemes wholly within the HEEM Schools within the same specialty (e.g. from a South to North rotation) does not require a HEEM or National application approval, and is subject to an agreement between relevant TPDs and Head of Schools, to whom an application should be made directly.