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.


Stage 1 Eligibility Assessment and Stage 2 Placement Approval Forms must be used from April 2016.

NB: WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT DIGITALLY SIGNED FORMS if the Digital signatures are not present then your forms will be rejected.

 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