If you are a trainee within the School and are considering Less Than Full-time training it is advisable to contact the Training Programme Director (TPD) well in advance. You will then need to complete an application form for eligibility which is downloaded from the PGME website. If you have any questions relating to the application form / process it is worth contacting the PGME directly (contacts below). Once the application is approved it is essential to liaise again with the Programme Director regarding the practicalities of your rotation e.g. available slot shares etc.

Dr Claire Abeysekera is the LTFT DiTs Representative who attends the School Board Meetings to represent LTFT colleagues.

Most FAQs are answered on the PGMDE and RCoA websites. 

Dr Sarah Mortimer
Flexible Training Adviser
Bristol School of Anaesthesia

Advice for Anaesthetic Pregnant Trainees 

ARCPs for Less than Full-time Trainees

The annual review process for trainees in flexible training will take place at the same frequency as full-time trainees, ie, once per calendar year.

Supported Return to Training 

Trainees may take time out of training for several different reasons and for varying lengths of time. Health Education England understands that regardless of the reason, returning to training can be a difficult and stressful time for a trainee. If this is you, be reassured that you are not on your own; Health Education England are here to help.

Further information on Returning to Training after absence is available in the HEESW SuppoRTT guidance document and through the HEE SuppoRTT webpages

The process which should be followed or all trainees to support a return to training, and all relevant information, can be found on the Severn Deanery website

An excellent additional resource for trainee support for RTT is: MysuppoRTT.com