All doctors can apply for LTFT training under category 1, 2 or 3. Please see Gold Guide (reference guide for postgraduate specialty training in the UK) for more information.
When considering applying for LTFT training, here are a few tips:
- Contact your Training Programme Director (TPD) early to discuss this plan.
- Apply as early as you can, as it can take three months to process your application.
- Discuss with your RCPCH College Tutor how you will best use the training opportunities and provide the required service cover – for example, find out when local / regional teaching takes place so you can organise your rota to optimise your learning opportunities.
- Try to discuss LTFT training with those already doing it, so you are clear about what is involved. Daytime working, on-call and out of-hours duties are normally undertaken on a pro rata basis.