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Formal Advice to Trainees

If you wish to be considered for an inter-deanery transfer, you should:

  • Ask your own postgraduate deanery for a copy of the guidance document on ‘Movement of Specialist and Specialty Trainees (SpRs / StRs / GPStRs) between deaneries, and inter-deanery transfers of NTNs / core training numbers’, and read section 14 of the 1998 Orange Guide (SpRs) or section 6 of the 2008 Gold Guide (StRs / GPStRs)
  • Approach your own Postgraduate Dean/Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education to explain why you are seeking an inter-deanery transfer.  If doing this for personal reasons, you should be able to show a change in your personal circumstances which accounts for this request.  You will need the agreement of your current Postgraduate Dean/Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education to initiate the process.
  • Complete the Inter-Deanery Transfer Application Form (GP IDT1 or ST IDT1) requesting an inter-deanery transfer and submit it to your current Postgraduate Dean/Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education together with an up-to-date CV.  Your Postgraduate Dean/Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education should then contact the Postgraduate Dean/Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education in the region in which you are seeking to transfer.


Three people in a meeting around a tableYou may subsequently be contacted by that Postgraduate Dean/Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education or his/her representative in order to discuss the process further.

Please note that all requests for inter-deanery transfers will be considered by a deanery panel.  There will be 2 transfer windows in each year – May to October with applications being considered in November - and November to April with applications being considered in May. Postgraduate Deans/Directors of Postgraduate General Practice Education may consider and approve requests outside of these windows if it is felt that there are exceptional circumstances in any particular case

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