Please send your Deanery document to for approval


Inter Deanery Transfers (IDTs)


If you are planning on applying for an IDT to leave the region please ensure your TPD is aware of your intentions at the earliest opportunity

The National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) process has been established to support trainees who have had an unforeseen and significant change in their personal circumstances since the commencement of their current Training Programme which requires a move to a different region. The process is managed by the National IDT team (HEE, South London) on behalf of the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), Health Education England (HEE) and all UK regions.

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. You can read these guidelines and criteria as well as find out much more about the process by visiting the national IDT webpage.

As part of the application process, all trainees will be required to submit a ‘Deanery Document'. This form will be available on the national IDT website here 4 weeks prior to the IDT window opening. This should be completed and sent to your current region’s administrative team for approval. 

If you would like to apply for a transfer, it is important that you read the Trainee Guide to Inter Deanery Transfers (IDTs) to find out about the process, eligibility criteria, and application requirements. In addition to this, further information can be found on the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Support Portal. Please ensure that you have read through the IDT FAQs before you submit a query to the national team.

All documentation referred to can be found in the Resource Bank on the National IDT website.

Where do I send my Deanery Document for approval?

If you are planning to leave the region and eligible for an IDT (please see the national IDT website for full eligibility information) you are required to scan and email a completed Deanery Document to for approval. This approved document will form part of your IDT application.

The Deanery Document will be available for you to download from the national website approximately 4 weeks prior to the IDT window opening.

Please ensure your Training Programme Director is aware of your intention to apply for an IDT before submitting your application.

I am a Foundation trainee; can I apply for Inter-Deanery Transfer?

Foundation training is not covered by the National IDT process but you can apply for a transfer through the Foundation Transfers / Swaps process. You can find more information on this in the Foundation section of the website.

What are Intra-Deanery Transfers?

Intra-Deanery Transfers are to facilitate the movement of trainees within a region. Please contact your Head of School and Training Programme Director to discuss your options and ask your Training Programme Director to let us know the outcome.

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