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Less Than Full Time Training (LTFT)

Health Education England Wessex offers support to all trainees who, for well-founded individual reasons, wish to be considered for Less than Full-time Training. The intention is to keep doctors within the NHS who might otherwise leave due to an inability to work on a full time basis. LTFT is available to all training grades within HEE Wessex.

All LTFT training of any kind must take place in posts and programmes prospectively approved by the GMC for training purposes. LTFT training is subject to eligibility, the identification of a suitable placement and availability of resources.

The key aims of LTFT training are:

  • To retain doctors within the NHS workforce who are unable to train on a full time basis
  • To promote career development and work/life balance for doctors training within the NHS
  • To ensure continued training in programmes on a time-equivalent (pro rata) basis
  • To maintain a balance in LTFT arrangements with regards to educational needs and those of the service


For more information regarding Less Than Full Time training, please refer to our guidance document (pdf) and the GMC Position Statement (Nov 2017) (pdf)

Trainees who wish to be considered for Less Than Full Time Training should complete and return the LTFT application form (word).

Trainees are encouraged to apply as far as possible in advance of wishing to undertake Less Than Full Time Training, but no later than 16 weeks before the anticipated start date of your LTFT training.

After the LTFT application has been approved a letter confirming the approval will be sent to the trainee. This will also act as the trainees certificate of eligibility throughout their training at the approved percentage.

Changing Percentage

Should a trainee wish to change their working percentage they will need to apply by completing a Change of Percentage form (word) and submitting to LTFT.WX@hee.nhs.uk for approval. This form must be completed at least 16 weeks before the intended start date of change to allow adequate time for the change to be approved at HEE - Wessex by the Associate Dean and Programme Team and for the employing Trust to make the necessary changes to the rota.

If for any reason a trainee can not give 16 weeks notice then approval will not be given until the Associate Dean has considered the reason and provided consent.  The TPD and Programme Manager will then identify a suitable placement on the programme to accommodate the change which may require the trainee to wait until arrangements can be made with Medical HR and rota Co-ordinators.

Returning to Full Time Training

Trainees should refer to the less than full time guidance document if they are considering returning to full time training.

 

Emergency Medicine LTFT Pilot

HEE are undertaking a 12 month pilot in England in which all existing Emergency Medicine Higher trainees and ST3 Run Throughs who are expected to progress to ST4 in August 2017 may submit an application to train at LTFT under Category 3.

For further information please contact Emergencymedicine.WX@hee.nhs.


It is important to note that you must not presume your application will be successful.

 

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