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, and should be sent to your current region’s administrative team for completion, please email: for the East Midlands.

All of the required documentation, supporting documents and applicant guides are hosted on the specialty training website abd will be available within the resource bank on the 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 ; 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:  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;


The national Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) timeline for the 2018 application window 1 is as follows:

National IDT Timeline (February 2018)

Supporting documents available

From 20th July 2018

Application window opens

3rd August 2018 (12pm)

Application window closes

31st August 2018 (12pm)

Eligibility checking

Until 14th September 2018

First offers

w/c 15th October 2018

Second offers

w/c 22nd October 2018