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Inter-Deanery Transfers

Guidance for applying for an Inter-Deanery Transfer

The National IDT process 

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 London and South East) 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.

The FAQ section of the website is regularly updated and contains all of the most common queries that trainees have about the National IDT process. This handy document can be found on the website here:

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 portal can be accessed at the following link:

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, which for HEETV is:                                                                        

If considering applying for National IDT, please remember to inform your Training Programme Director (TPD).

For dates of IDT application windows, please go the following website:

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