Less Than Full Time Training

LTFT training allows doctors and dentists to work less than full-time in posts that are fully recognised for training, and have the educational approval of the Postgraduate Deans and the Royal Colleges.

There are around 600 LTFT trainees in the West Midlands Deanery. LTFT Training applies to all training grades and hospital posts including GP vocational training schemes.

Health Education England's Statement for LTFT Trainees working as Locum's

LTFT trainees can do locum shifts but it is expected that this will be in the department where they are working and have educational supervision. Trainees must follow the Good Medical Practice standards. The expectation is that 1-2 locum shifts per month may be undertaken. If it is more than this then this needs discussion with Dr Helen Goodyear, Associate Dean for LTFT training to discuss working at a higher percentage of fulltime. Trainees are encouraged to discuss any issues re doing locums they are uncertain about with Dr Goodyear. A LTFT trainee should not be doing locum shifts for slots left empty by them working LTFT.


Applications for this Pilot Project can now be made by using our Stage 1 Eligibility Assessment form. The pilot begins from August 2018 for 12 months.   Full details can be found in the Higher Emergency Medicine LTFT Training Pilot Guidance document in LTFTT Downloads 

Emergency Medicine Pilot Guidance 

LTFT Emergency Medicine Pilot Letter 

NB When completing the Stage 1 Eligibility Assessment form, please use the Category 2 option and type  “Category 3 - Higher Emergency Medicine LTFTT Pilot” in the box requesting brief details.  Further advice/information is also available from Dr Helen Goodyear (Associate Postgraduate Dean for LTFT Training), Dr Ellen Jones (Head of School of EM) or Dr Rachael Boddy (LTFTT Specialty Advisor for EM)

 How To Apply

Complete the Stage 1 Eligibility Assessment Form and send to Programmes.WM@hee.nhs.uk  

Stage 1 Eligibility Assessment for LTFT     

 If you have any queries please contact:

All Specialties:
LTFT Team 

  Tel: 0121 213 1966

  E-mail: Programmes.WM@hee.nhs.uk 
LTFT Training Associate Postgraduate Dean:
Dr Helen Goodyear

The LTFT Department is based at:

Health Education England Working Across the West Midlands
St Chad's Court
213 Hagley Road
B16 9RG