Welcome to Less than Full Time Training (LTFT) at Royal Surrey. This web page is designed to provide some useful information and links regarding working less than full time in GP. We have both a Trainee Representative in the scheme and a Hospital Champion in the Trust for LTFT training, both of whom are happy to be contacted with any questions or problems you may be have regarding LTFT training.
Applications for LTFT can be made any time of year for the following reasons:
- Parental care
- Trainees with a disability or ill health-
- Trainees with caring responsibilities
Other application criteria (listed below) have set application windows in which to apply, determined by the month in which you rotate.
- Welfare and wellbeing
- Unique opportunities
- Religious commitment
- Non-medical development
- Flexibility for training and career development
For all applications a minimum of 16 weeks notice is required, except in exceptional circumstances. Please bear this in mind when planning an application.
The Trust’s LTFT Champion is available to support doctors returning to a training post after a break of 3 months or more for any reason. They can help trainees address concerns and issues relating to working LTFT and are contactable via firstname.lastname@example.org or Royal Surrey County Hospital telephone extension 6405
Guidance for organising a LTFT rota For trainees and rota co-ordinators – this is very useful when negotiating your rota
BMA Less Than Full Time Guidance Basic information about LTFT training
Apply for LTFT training via the portal here