Less Than Full Time Training

We have recently reviewed and amended the East Midlands LTFT policy which can be found below in PDF format.

Please ensure you complete the LTFT application form both when you are applying to start working LTFT, and if you are changing your LTFT percentage. 

If you have any queries please contact us on:


Secondary Care 


Primary Care



Or call the team on 0116 312 0670

If you are on a Tier 2 visa please make sure the LTFT percentage you apply for complies with the requirements of your visa. The sponsorship team have a full list of FAQs which can be found here


Category 3 LTFT applications 

There is a national rollout of Category 3 (Trainees who choose to train LTFT as a personal choice) LTFT applications from August 2021 for all specialties other than Foundation. In the Midlands this rollout will be managed in two application windows per year. The first application window will be for trainees wanting to start LTFT in winter 2021 or spring 2022 and is as follows:

Monday 28th February 2022 to Monday 28th March 2022 (4 weeks) Applications received outside this window will not be processed.

Full details on this rollout can be found in this presentation from August 25th, a recording of which can be found here.

Please note that trainees in Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Emergency Medicine will be included in the above process if they wish to start LTFT after July 31st 2022