Inter Deanery Transfers

Application Window Now Open – August 2021 Commencement

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 (Health Education 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 webpages at

All required documentation, supporting documents and applicant guides are hosted on the specialty training website, and applications are made via the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Support Portal. via

All FAQs are hosted on the PGMDE website. If you do not find an FAQ that has answered your question, you can submit an enquiry form to the National IDT team via the PGMDE support portal.

As part of the application process, all trainees will be required to submit a ‘Deanery Document’. This form can be found on the National IDT website above and should be sent to your current region’s administrative team for completion.

To find out exactly who this should be sent to, please read the ‘Directory for regional IDT contacts’, also found on the website above.

Further information can be obtained on the counter-signature from Bronagh Woods, NIMDTA IDT contact by emailing


Supporting documents available 18 January 2021
Application window opens 01 February 2021 – (12pm)
Application window closes 01 March 2021 – (12pm)
Eligibility checking Until 12 March 2021
Vacancy returns Week commencing 05 April 2021
First offers Week commencing 12 April 2021
Second offers 18 January 2021