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Less than full time training (LTFT) forum


The remit of the less than full time training forum is:  

  • to advise JDC and its subcommittees on matters relating to less than full time training, both contractual and non-contractual issues that affect LTFT trainees
  • to work with relevant sections of the wider BMA to align external stakeholders with BMA priorities on LTFT issues, in terms of influencing their ongoing research and their work on training and workforce planning topics
  • to contribute to BMA guidance regarding LTFT training.

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Who we are


            Ruth-Anna Macqueen & Maddy Hover

Flexible training representatives to JDC (co-chairs)

Maddy Fogarty Hover and Ruth-Anna MacQueen


The membership of the LTFT Forum is:

  • the flexible training representative to JDC (chair)
  • the officers of JDC
  • one LTFT trainee nominated by each of the Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh JDCs
  • one LTFT trainee nominated by each of the English regional JDCs
  • any LTFT trainees on JDC and the training subcommittees of other BMA branches of practice (currently Joint academic trainees subcommittee (JATs), Public health medicine registrars subcommittee (PHMRS) and the GP trainees subcommittee) who wish to join.


Latest news

Junior doctors' contract

On 10 June, the BMA announced that the UK JDC had endorsed the proposed changes to the 2016 junior doctors' contract in England. As a less than full time trainee, there are areas of this new deal that will be of particular interest, which Ruth-Anna MacQueen discusses in this film.

Co-chairs blog

Bringing LTFT trainees together - The first-ever LTFT conference was a huge success, with thought-provoking speakers and the opportunity to network, leaving attendees feeling inspired and energised.
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Read the latest newsletter: Our first LTFT conference, gender pay gap review update, free contract checking


Highlights from LTFT conference 2019

On 2 April 2019 the BMA held a conference to bring less than full time (LTFT) trainees together. The full programme for the day can be found here.

Highlights included:

  • presentation on the gender pay gap review and its relevance for LTFT trainees by Professor Dame Jane Dacre and Professor Carol Woodhams
  • Dr Jen Warren told her inspirational story of working LTFT and winning gold at the Invictus Games
  • Updates on contract negotiations and taking forward solutions for LTFT trainees
  • Breakout sessions on understanding pay and pensions, rostering and work scheduling, making the case of LTFT equality and navigating the educational journey

Find out more about what happened on the day.


Find out more and get involved

Contact your LTFT representative: [email protected]

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