The Inter-Deanery Transfer (IDT) process take places twice a year. Each application window will remain open for 3 weeks.

Important: Important

The national Inter-Deanery Transfer (IDT) process must operate in strict accordance with the published timescales and deadlines. Under no circumstances will late applications be accepted.

The Inter-Deanery Transfer (IDT) process is a UK-wide process that takes place twice a year. Each application window will remain open for 3 weeks and open in:

  • February (window 1)
  • August (window 2)

Applications made during February (window 1) should expect to receive information on their outcome by late April and transfer between August and October the same year.

Applications made during August (window 2) should expect to receive information on their outcome by late October and transfer between February and April of the following year.

National IDT newsletter

The national IDT team provide regular updates via an e-newsletter so that subscribers can receive the latest information including key dates, amendments to process, changes to criteria and notification of service improvement projects.

By subscribing to this newsletter, you give the National IDT team permission to contact you as and when there is an important update available.

The newsletter will be issued by a generic, non-reply inbox: National IDT Team [email protected], so please ensure this email address is marked as safe, or check your junk email folders so as not to miss out on updates.

All times are in UK local time (GMT or BST).

July 2023

Supporting documentation and process available

Date: 3 July 2023

Application window opens and application form available on the PGMDE Support Portal

Date: 31 July 2023

Time: 12pm

August 2023

Application window closes

Date: 18 August 2023

Time: 12pm

National team carries out eligibility checks

Date: 31 July to 30 August 2023

September 2023

Eligibility confirmations sent to applicants

Date: No later than 1 September 2023

Eligibility data sent to regions

(Anonymous for incoming applicants, identifiable for outgoing applicants)

Date: 4 September 2023

Vacancy declaration process (regions)

Date: 4 to 20 September 2023

October 2023

Allocation panel (random ranking exercise)

Date: 2 October 2023

Conditional offers round 1 opens

Date: Week commencing 2 October 2023

Conditional offers round 2 opens

Date: Week commencing 9 October 2023

Conditional offers rounds close

Date: 16 October 2023

Allocation information to regions

Date: 17 October 2023

Regions to contact successful applicants to finalise offers

Date: No later than 24 October 2023

Transfer of information between regions

Date: Week commencing 30 October 2023

February to April 2024

Allocated transfer window

Date: 7 February to 3 April 2024

November 2023

Waiting list opening

Date: 6 November 2023

January 2024

Waiting list closing

Date: 5 January 2024

February to June 2024

Waiting list transfer window

Date: 7 February to 28 June 2024

Page last reviewed: 21 December 2023
Next review due: 21 December 2024