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1 Update on Less Than Full-time Training in Wales Lorraine Kemble Executive Officer for LTFT Wednesday 2 nd May 2012

2 LTFT Team Dr Melanie Jones Associate Dean for Careers and LTFT Lorraine Kemble Executive Officer (LTFT) Office is staffed Mon – Wed

3 LTFT Scheme Criteria 1 – carers responsibility, health reasons, disability Criteria 2 – personal development All applications treated positively Clear processes; application, eligibility check and informal interview Deanery works closely with Adviser & TPD to accommodate trainee within the training programme

4 Overview of LTFT Currently 202 trainees in Wales working part- time 41 trainees waiting to start LTFT within next 12 months 16 - trainees completed training 15 - obtained a consultant post 5 - resigned 1 - inter deanery transfer

5 Increase in the Demand for LTFT Demand for LTFT continues to rise; number of LTFT trainees has doubled since 2007

6 LTFT Posts Majority LTFTs working reduced hours in full-time post (esp. where there are vacant posts), high number in slot share posts, fewer supernumerary

7 Specialities with LTFT Trainees

8 Minimum Requirement for LTFT GMC Position Statement on LTFT (Oct 2011) – Arrangements at that time for LTFTs were unsatisfactory – Minimum requirement should be re-established, trainees required to undertake a minimum of 50% w.t.e. – PG Deans should have flexibility to reduce time requirement for trainees experiencing exceptional difficulties, absolute minimum of 20% w.t.e. for no longer than 12 months

9 LTFT Budget – LTFT Budget, significant reduction in 2011/12 to £1.5 million – Increase in demand for LTFT – Deanery undertaken a review of supernumerary funding allocations to implement better use of slot shares (3 trainees/2posts) and reduced hours posts – Supernumerary in exceptional circumstances only – WAG to confirm if further budget cuts are expected in future

10 GMC Deanery Visit Visit – 8 th November 2011 LTFT Team prepared an outline of LTFT in Wales Application process Network of LTFT Specialty Advisers LTFT Specialty Committee; members meet to share bed practice Statistics on how demand for LTFT in Wales continues to grow LK/SB met with visiting team to answer queries Feedback from the visit was very good, GMC recognises the policies the Deanery has in place to support trainees wishing to work part-time

11 Family Friendly Award The Deanery has been recognised with a national award for its family friendly policies. In a survey led by the Medical Womens Federation; Wales Deanery received highest number of votes Survey explored areas including; organisation of rotas for junior doctors cover for colleagues on maternity/sick leave availability of advice and help with childcare and LTFT Thank you to everyone who contributed to the survey!


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