It is a reasonable adjustment (in line with the Equality Act 2010) to prioritise trainees with a disability which is why this is carried out with regard to the National IDT process.

All other applications, with the exception of Criteron 5, are treated equally afterwards to ensure that consistency can be maintained and to ensure that subjective decisions on who is more ‘deserving’ of a transfer or which trainee’s application is more ‘important’ are avoided. Instead, all decisions will be made on an objective basis and eligible trainees applying for Criteria 2, 3 or 4 will be given equal opportunity to transfer.

Trainees applying under any other circumstances (Criterion 5) will be considered after all criterion 1-4 have been reviewed.