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Flexible working and LTFT (less than full time training) is becoming more commonplace to meet the demands of the workforce - read our guide and see if LTFT is right for you.
Flexible working and less than full time training is becoming more commonplace to meet the demands of the workforce - find out what LTFT really means before you apply.
Find out more about the options and opportunities when going LTFT, including how to approach your deanery or LETB and implications on your rota and contract.
Depending on how and when you go LTFT, make sure you know what the impact on your life, pay and pension could be - read our summaries and stay informed.
Applying to go LTFT is a five stage process and can take up to three months. Read more on what you have to do apply to your deanery or LETB.
NHS Employers and the BMA have published joint guidance on champions of flexible training.
If you are training LTFT at the end of your training programme, read our considerations on how to transition between training and post-CCT employment.
The appeals process should only be required on rare occasions - if you need to go down this route, make sure you've got all the information available during the process.
Hear from several trainees on their experience of going LTFT and get tips on how you can do it too.
We're here to help you through your journey to LTFT - get in touch and receive specialised support when you need it.
Find out how changes to postgraduate medical education funding could benefit you.
BETA - visit our new beta site and give us your feedback.