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Less than Full-time Training. Who can do it - and how. Dr R K Roden. Less than Full-time Training (LTFT). What’s it all about? Who does it and why? Pros and Cons How can I find out more?.

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Less than full time training

Less than Full-time Training

Who can do it - and how.

Dr R K Roden


Less than full time training ltft
Less than Full-time Training (LTFT)

  • What’s it all about?

  • Who does it and why?

  • Pros and Cons

  • How can I find out more?


All Doctors can apply to train less than full-time but they must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.


Top priority
Top Priority must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.

  • Doctors with disabilities or suffering from ill- health

  • Doctors caring for young children

  • Doctors caring for ill or disabled partners, relatives or other dependants


Category two
must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.Category Two”

  • Doctors training for national or international sporting events

  • Doctors who take on short-term

    ‘extraordinary responsibility’ eg membership of national committees

  • Doctors training for religious roles

  • Doctors undertaking non-medical professional development


Ltft should provide
LTFT should provide… must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.

  • Identical training over a longer period

  • Same hoops, hurdles and high jumps as full-time training

    • Competitively appointed

    • Regular assessments

    • Competencies demonstrated

  • No short cuts or early baths!


  • Training placements
    Training Placements must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.

    • Part of programme

    • Educationally approved

    • May be:

      • Supernumerary

      • Slot share

      • Within full-time post

  • Any specialty, any grade


  • Less than full time training example fy2 placement job share
    Less than Full-time Training must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.Example – FY2 Placement / Job Share

    • Two doctors sharing an FY2 Placement

    • Work at 50%

    • Split out of hours between them

    • Cover all the duties of the post

    • Pro-rata holiday / study

    • 6 x 4 month placements

    • Same competencies required

    • Excellent hand over / organisation skills / relationship with department


    What works well
    What works well? must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.

    • Allows training in medicine to continue alongside ill health, personal commitments, etc.

    • Often enhances training

    • Allows greater experience, greater maturity


    must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.How can Doctors possibly understand the needs of their patients if they cannot understand their own needs…”

    I.W.L.


    Challenges
    Challenges must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.

    • Requires great organisation

    • Often give more of own time

    • Extended training (can return to full-time)


    3 big c s
    3 Big C’s must prove that they have ‘well founded individual reasons’ to do so before they can be considered for inclusion in a scheme.

    • Continuity of Care

    • Credibility

    • Consultant Progression



    How do i access it
    How do I access it? Paediatrics) are better suited

    • Need a game plan

    • Need a job!

    • Need to be eligible

    • Discussion with Training Programme Director / Deanery

    • Resources

    • Placement



    Game planning 4 major choices
    Game Planning than your career.4 Major Choices

    • What are my career options and which is the best one for me?

    • Will I make career sacrifices to follow or support my partner?

    • Will I take an opportunity to work abroad?

    • Will I follow my career whole-heartedly or have other roles? (eg Parent, career breaks, other education, sport)


    Any Questions? than your career.


    Summary
    Summary than your career.

    • Career plan – its never to early (or too late)

    • Opportunities exist to train less than full time and it can be successful

    • The work-life balance only happens if you work at it


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