Schools of Primary Care (SoPC) Geographical Preferences and Transfers Policy
Inter-Deanery Transfer (IDT)
The National Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) process has been put in place to support medical trainees who have had an unforeseen, significant change in circumstances since commencement of their current training programme. 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.
For more information including surrounding the process, including the set criteria and application windows, please click here.
Inter-Programme Transfer (IPT)
It is recognised that medical trainees may have unforeseen, significant change in circumstances since the commencement of their current training programme. The Inter Programme Transfer (IPT) process has been put in place to support those medical trainees move between Severn Postgraduate Medical Education and Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education where they meet the eligibility criteria.
An unforeseen, significant change in circumstances’ should relate to:
- personal disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 or
- caring responsibilities or
- parental responsibilities or
- a committed relationship
It should be recognised that transfers are not an entitlement. IPTs will depend on compliance with the eligibility criteria and evidence requirements, and there being vacancies in Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education and / or Severn Postgraduate Medical Education.
This process is not to be used for training programmes that over-arch between Severn Postgraduate Medical Education and Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education. For those specialties listed below trainees should discuss their circumstances with their Training Programme Director for consideration to rotating to another location on the training programme.
- General Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Occupational Medicine
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Public Health Medicine
- Renal Medicine
As Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education and Severn Postgraduate Medical Education is one organisation under Health Education South West it is not possible to request a transfer between the two programmes through the national Inter Deanery Transfer process. The IPT process is the only mechanism for movement between programmes within Health Education South West.
Once you have accepted a place in one of our GP training programmes it is not possible to move to a different programme later during your training.
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