Inter Programme Transfers (IPT)

If you are a GP trainee in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) GP School and wish to be considered for an IPT to continue your GP training in another part of HEE KSS, you will need to complete an application form.

Please note that eligibility for a transfer is determined by the criteria and trainees will have to complete 12 months in post before they can move. Transfers are also subject to the trainee receiving a satisfactory ARCP outcome.

In addition, even if a transfer is agreed by the Training Programme Directors (TPDs) where the trainee is based, the transfer can go ahead only if the receiving programme area has the capacity to do this.

Training vacancies in other programme areas may not be readily available and arrangements may therefore take some time to set up. Please note that only transfers that are arranged through the HEE KSS IPT process can be honoured.

Transfers for the final year of GP training (ST3) are usually easier to organise than for ST2; finding the appropriate combination of hospital posts for a ST2 GP trainee who wants to transfer (and who has already done certain posts) can be very difficult.

The August to September 2020 window

The next transfer window will open on Monday 17th August and close on Monday 14th September at midday.

To apply for a transfer, please use the PGMDE Support Portal. Applications and applicant guidance can be found under the FAQs for GP trainees.

Please note that ALL supporting documents and any required mandatory evidence is required at the time of application. Applications which do not provide all required supporting documents and mandatory evidence will be deemed ineligible. Under no circumstances will late applications be accepted.

Inter Deanery Transfers (IDT)

The National 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 England London and South East) on behalf of HEE and the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD). 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.

The guidelines and criteria are available on the National IDT webpage.