LTFT (less than full time) training allows doctors to work part time in posts that are fully recognised for training. It covers any arrangement with reduced working hours. There are many reasons which may mean that a doctor wishes to train LTFT.
The practicalities of working LTFT can be difficult. Balancing work and personal commitments can often be demanding and exhausting, and deficiencies in rota design and rostering can exacerbate feelings they are not achieving as they might wish in either area.
Identifying individual needs, facilitating flexible working patterns, and providing consistency and stability (with sufficient notice for changes) are key to underpin the process of good rota design and rostering for LTFT doctors, allowing them to be effective team members in helping meet service needs.