Inter Deanery Transfer

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.


IDT  Transfer Window Dates




Supporting documents available within the resource bank of the

Specialty Training Website

20 July 2018

Application window opens & Application form available on the

LPMDE Support Portal

3 August 2018 (12pm)

Application window closes

31 August 2018 (12pm)

Eligibility checking

Until14 September 2018

Offers Round 1 - Conditional Offers from the National IDT team

w/c 15 October 2018

Offers Round 2 - Conditional Offers from the National IDT team

w/c 22 October 2018


Eligibility Criteria Change


Please note this change only applies for doctors applying to move between English regions.


Doctors wishing to move between English regions will now be eligible to apply with an ARCP Outcome 2 or 3, provided they can also submit a letter of support from their Postgraduate Dean.

Doctors who want to move into an HEE region from Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales will still require an Outcome 1. Similarly, trainees wishing to move from an HEE region to Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales will still require an Outcome 1.


IDT Supporting Document - Deanery Document

HEE NW Trainees should complete Section 1 of the IDT Supporting Document, available via the Specialty Training Website.  Please submit to the relevant HEE North West Region’s Designated IDT contact for approval, as follows:

We will then arrange for Section 2 to be completed and returned to the trainee.

The trainee must then upload the completed form to the IDT application portal before the submission deadline.


National IDT Team - Information

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.


All Inter Deanery Transfer queries should be directed to the online portal: