Flexible and Less Than Full Time Training

Flexible and less than full time training is increasingly common to meet the demands of the modern workforce, and is fully supported by Health Education East of England (HEEoE).  Dr Kate Millward is the current trainee representative and Dr Nicky Simler is the consultant representative; read more about them below. 

Click on these links to HEEoE and BMA resources about flexible training if you would like more information.

Meet the team:

Dr Nicky Simler, Consultant Chest Physician and Less Than Full Time Mentor for Eastern Deanery Respiratory Training Committee

I am a Consultant Chest Physician at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and also work at Royal Papworth Hospital in the ILD service. I qualified at Manchester Medical School and trained in the North West before taking up a training post in respiratory medicine in the North West Thames region. I became a flexible trainee after having my first child and was able to complete my training whilst working 80% WTE. I do not believe that I would have been able to complete my training without the opportunity to go LTFT. At the end of my training post I then chose to become a full time consultant. I am keen to help training  doctors explore the options for LTFT working and am happy to support them in their decision making. I can be contacted by email or via Hinchingbrooke/Papworth switchboard.