The national Inter-Deanery Transfer (IDT) process was established by the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), with support from the British Medical Association (BMA) and sponsorship from Health Education England (HEE), Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA), NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Health Education and Improvement Wales to support postgraduate doctors in training who have had an unforeseen and significant change in circumstances since accepting an offer of a post in training programme, or for those who, since accepting an offer, require a transfer.


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. 


All of the required documentation, supporting documents, timelines and applicant guides are hosted on the National website: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/inter-deanery-transfers-idt.

Applications will now be made via the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Support Portal. All FAQs are now hosted on the PGMDE website which can be accessed via: https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home

 

Applying to IDT OUT from the West Midlands:
For West Midlands PGDiT's wishing to IDT out, please send your completed Deanery document to interdeanery.transfers.wm@hee.nhs.uk for signature. If you require a letter of support, please clearly state in the email that you need a letter of support, and why.

 

Please note that if you are a West Midlands trainee wishing to change your rotation/Zone, but remain in the West Midlands, this is not an Inter-Deanery Transfer, and will not be handled by the IDT process.