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.

Please give at least three month's notice when applying for LTFT Training 

The latest LTFT Training FAQs can be found in the LTFT Training Downloads

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 full time.  Trainees are encouraged to discuss any issues regarding doing locums they are uncertain about with Dr Goodyear.  An LTFT trainee should not be doing locum shifts for slots left empty by them by working LTFT.  The other restriction is that postgraduate doctors in training should only be doing locums in the West Midlands and not in other deaneries, to do a locum in another deanery needs Postgraduate Dean's permission.                                                                                                                                                      



Applying for LTFT, or a Change of Percentage.

From Monday 14th August 2023, we will have moved to using a Microsoft Form found at the below link. We hope you find this to be a significant improvement on the Word/PDF form. All instructions on how to complete it are included in the Form.

MS Form: Click here

Please ensure you complete the LTFT application form both when you are applying to start working LTFT, and if you are changing your LTFT percentage or returning to full time training.

It is expected that you would have already discussed this application with your Educational Supervisor (ES) or Training Programme Director (TPD) before submitting this form.


Please note, we will no longer be accepteing the old PDF forms from Friday 1st September 2023 



Please see below a recording of a presentation about the new process, as well as a copy of the presentation.

LTFT Introducing the new MS Form for application-20230821_174021-Meeting Recording.mp4  (Please note that you need to jump forward to 14:40 to get to the start of the meeting. This video will be hosted until 30/11/23)

LTFT change of form August 2023.pptx 








 If you have any queries please contact:

All Specialties: LTFT Team 
  E-mail: (Public Health only)
  E-mail: (GP & Dental Trainees only)
  E-mail: ( all other trainees Specialty Trainees)
LTFT Training Associate Postgraduate Dean:
Dr Helen Goodyear