Interdeanery Transfers

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. Yorkshire and the Humber School of Anaesthesia receives more trainees transferring in than we do transferring out, however we are supportive of trainees in any circumstances.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.  are usually two windows each academic year where a trainee my apply for an IDT.

You can read these guidelines, criteria and timeline as well as find out much more about the process by visiting the National IDT webpages. Full details on the process can be found on the Speciality Training/Inter-Deanery Transfers and British Medical Association websites.

All of the required documentation, supporting documents and applicant guides are hosted on the specialty training website, and applications will now be made via the Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Support Portal. All FAQs are now hosted on the PGMDE website which can be accessed via ; they can also be accessed on the specialty training website. 

If you have any queries relating to the National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) process, please review the IDT Applicant guide and the frequently asked questions (FAQs) articles on the specialty training website:  in the first instance. 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. The PGMDE support portal can be accessed at the following link;

The most recent application window is illsutrated on the below diagram taken from the IDT website. Please note, this is only given for illustrative purposes as the exact dates are likely to change each year.