Links to other useful LTFT advice, guidelines, and policies.


General Medical Council

GMC position statement: Conditions for less than full-time training, 2017

Adapting for the future: a plan for improving the flexibility of UK postgraduate medical training, 2015

Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training, 2016. Emphasis on doctors in training must have access to systems and information to support less than full-time training (R3.10)

Gold Guide

COPMED A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK, January 2018.

Less than full time training, pages 30 onwards.

NH Employers

Doctors in flexible training. Principles underpinning the new arrangements for flexible training, 2017

Guidance on the new pay system for less than full time trainees. 2017

British Medical Association

BMA: Less than full time guidance, 2015.

BMA: Flexible working and LTFT (less than full time training), 2018 update

BMA Rostering guidance - design recommendations for LTFT doctors, December 2018

BMA: Less than full time training (LTFT) forum, December 2018

Trainees’ tales of less than full time training

BMJ 2012; 345 (Published 22 August 2012)

Health careers

Less than full time training for doctors, 2017. Useful review of pros and cons of LTFT working, options for LTFT working, including advantages of working full days and part days, top tips for LTFT working, etc. 

Scotland Deanery

Return from leave HEE Yorkshire and Humber Guidance(there are similar in each HEE Deanery area)

The NHS Long Term Plan