Our Programme Director for LTFT, Dr Rowan Burnstein, has been working hard to allocate specific LTFT consultants in each school/specialty.
We thought it would be helpful to identify a dedicated LTFT consultant and trainee leads for each school/specialty.
The purpose of these roles is to provide advice and support to trainees looking to apply or already working LTFT.
Feedback from former and current LTFT consultant and trainees is available here.
Please find the below contact details for the Consultant and Trainee Leads for LTFT for your school/specialty.
Please feel free to contact them for advice relating to LTFT training.
As well as this please feel free to direct any queries relating to the LTFT application process to our generic inbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, My name is Rachel and I am a LTFT trainee at WSH! I chose to work LTFT as I started F1 with a 9 month old baby and wanted to be able to spend some of my week caring for her whilst also starting on my training. I’ve found that working 60% has been a great way to start my foundation training and also enjoy time with my little one and not be too exhausted in the process. I’m happy to try and answer any questions you have about LTFT training or to point you in the right direction for any bigger questions. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Please contact your scheme TPDs who are all experienced in giving advice on LTFT Training.
Claudia Del Vecchio
GPST2, Luton Scheme
I would recommend this type of training to everyone.
“Hi, my name is Alessandra. I have been a LTFT trainee since joining the GP training scheme in 2018. Working as LTFT gives me a greater level of flexibility to balance my home and career ambitions. I have found that the Deanery have been very accommodating at working with me to ensure I can meet both of these objectives. I am keen to encourage others to follow the same route as me, in order to promote personal well being and a good quality work/ life balance.”
Due to it's size the School of Pathology has not specifically appointed an LTFT Lead. For all queries and support, please contact:
Jumoke Sule, Training Programme Director (TPD) for Medical Microbiology
Adrian Park, Training Programme Director (TPD) for Chemical Pathology
Hongi Zhang, Training Programme Director (TPD) for Virology
Alternatively, please contact the LTFT team at Health Education England (HEE) east of England (EoE) who will be happy to answer any queries you may have:
I worked as a LTFT Training for 8 years and would have left medicine otherwise. It enabled me to continue my surgical training and take my FRCS exams whilst caring for 2 children and living apart from my husband who was a locum consultant in another city. When I started I was the only trainee working LTFT Ttraining in my speciality, there have since been 6 others and it is now a well established pathway in the region I trained in. I’m keen to encourage trainees who might benefit from working LTFT Training to continue to work whilst maintaining their caring responsibilities.
Training LTFT in the east of England has made a considerable difference to me personally by improving my work / life balance. I love the fact that I can work hard and enjoy my job at the beginning of the week but I can also have days away from work each week to spend precious time with my children.