Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT)

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 (HEE, 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. You can read these guidelines and criteria as well as find out much more about the process by visiting the national IDT webpages, which have been migrated to a new home on HEE’s specialty training website here:

The next application window will open at 4pm on Friday 29th July 2016 and will close at 4pm on Friday 26th August 2016. Transfers will take place between February and April 2017.

As part of the application process all trainees will be required to submit a ‘Deanery Document'. This form will be available on the national IDT website here 4 weeks prior to the IDT window opening. This should be completed and sent to your current region’s administrative team for approval. For any questions relating to eligibility or the IDT application process please email the national IDT helpdesk: