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 Deanery within the UK.
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). NHS Education for Scotland (NES), Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, Wales Deanery and the British Medical Association (BMA).
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 and reading the current Trainee Guide to Inter Deanery Transfers.
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.
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 programmes' Lead Dean/Director . To find out exactly to whom this should be sent, please read the PG Dean & Delegated Nominee page in the ‘Directory for regional IDT contacts’, also found on the website above.
There are two windows per year for transfers to take place in February and August. The dates are published in the IDT website above. The national IDT team cannot accept any applications, or facilitate any transfers, outside the process of nationally agreed timelines.
Dental Inter Deanery Transfers
The transfer 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, or country within the UK.