Less than Full-time Training


Any trainee can request to train less than full time. The training programme will be delivered on a pro rata basis for those who are eligible and have Deanery support. The terms flexible training and less than full-time training are synonymous and equate to training that is carried out on a part time basis. They will provide confidential advice and information on working flexibly and all flexible options in medicine.

Flexible training is available for doctors who select not to train full-time because of "well-founded individual reasons" and those with eligible child care responsibilities. The proportion of working hours of the training programme is by mutual agreement with the trainee, the Associate Dean, the appropriate Training Programme Director and the Service. NHS Education for Scotland is responsible for education. The Associate Dean responsible for Flexible Training is:

Dr Anna Dover, Associate Dean for Flexible Training, West Region
Email Anna Dover

Scottish Deanery LTFT pages

Scottish Deanery LTFT application flowchart