Priority will be given to trainees with a significant change in circumstances due to their own disability. Applications from trainees with change in circumstances related to caring or parental/guardian responsibilities or committed relationships will be considered equally afterwards.

Training regions will look for vacant posts according to the eligibility information they receive. They will tell the NIDT team if they have a vacancy for you. If there are not enough posts and you are equally weighted and could fill the same post as another IDT applicant, the trainee who gets the post will be randomly selected for transfer using a validated randomisation algorithm.

This method, supported by the BMA, means allocation outcomes can be reached objectively and equal opportunity to transfer is given to all eligible applicants, which creates an equitable and fair process. This process takes place in the presence of a BMA representative and a lay representative.