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Inter Deanery Transfers - IDTs

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Inter Deanery Transfers

There are two IDT Application Windows per year:

- Application Window 1 - FEBRUARY for IDT start dates in August of the same year

- Application Window 2 - AUGUST for IDT start dates in February of the following year

 

The national process has been established by the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), Health Education England (HEE), Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency, NHS Education for Scotland, Wales Deanery and the British Medical Association (BMA) in order to provide a consistent, robust and transparent process for allowing trainees to transfers around the UK. This centralised transfer process aims to provide trainees and regional colleagues with a consistent, transparent and robust service. For this reason, it will not be possible to depart from or be flexible with the published processes, timelines and criteria.

 

The national Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) team cannot accept any applications or facilitate any transfers outside of the process or nationally agreed timelines. There are no exceptional circumstances where the national IDT team will accept any late applications or facilitate a transfer outside of the nationally agreed process.

Please see above a timeline of the national Inter Deanery Transfer Process, for the August 2022 window of IDT.

 

Eligibility Criteria Change For Transfers Between British Countries

 

Postgraduate Doctors and Learners can now move between any of the Nations on an ARCP Outcome 1, 2, 3, 10.1 or 10.2. However, they must at the time of application submit a letter of support from their Postgraduate Dean in the case of an Outcome 2 or 3.

 

Due to recent legislation changes on Immigration, trainees on a Tier 2 visa are now eligible to apply between Nations. Please seek advice from the relevant National Sponsorship team when applying for an IDT.

 

Criterion change from August 2022

 

From August 2022, COPMeD, with support from the BMA and sponsorship from Health Education England (HEE), Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA), NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Health Education and Improvement Wales have approved the addition of Criterion 5 for which trainees will be able to apply for a transfer.
Under Criterion 5, trainees are not required to demonstrate any change to personal circumstances and therefore an IDT can be requested for any other reason that is not covered by Criterion 1-4.
To apply for an IDT under Criterion 5, trainees are not required to provide any supporting documents or personal evidence. However, the mandatory supporting documentation is required in order for the application to be deemed eligible.

 

 

If you would like to apply for a transfer, it is important that you read the Trainee Guide to Inter Deanery Transfers (IDTs) to find out about the process, eligibility criteria and application requirements. In addition to this, further information can be found on the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Support Portal. Please ensure you that you have read through the IDT FAQs before you submit a query to the national team.

All documentation referred to can be found in the Resource Bank on this website.

 

Please submit for signature to the relevant HEE North West Region’s Designated IDT contact for approval, as follows:


nw.idt@hee.nhs.uk           Jennifer Shaw - IDT Regional Advisor - HEE North West
                                          Covering All Hospital & Community Care Specialities, GP & Public Health Applications

                           

HEE NW will then arrange for Section 2 to be completed and returned to the trainee, who must then upload the completed form to the IDT application portal before the submission deadlines.  

 

The National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) team cannot accept applications or facilitate any transfers outside of the process or nationally agreed timelines. There are no exceptional circumstances where the national IDT team will accept any late applications or facilitate a transfer outside of the nationally agreed process.