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Less than full time report

The less than full time (LTFT) report is comprised of a series of charts and tables that allow users to review the proportion of LTFT doctors in training by their training level, specialty category, deanery/HEE local office or country. Users can also identify the gender split of LTFT trainees, the reasons given for choosing to work LTFT and the change in total proportion of LTFT doctors in training over time.

Data is available from responses to the National Training Survey from 2012 to 2019.

LTFT doctors self-identify within the survey by responding to a question asking them whether they formally work on a Less Than Full Time basis, which has been approved by their deanery/HEE local team. All trainees who responded 'I applied to work LTFT, but it was not approved' or 'I considered working LTFT, but I did not apply' when asked about their working pattern were classed as working full time.

Question name Question Answers
GENHQ150 Are you formally working on a less than full time (LTFT) basis, which has been approved by your deanery/HEE local team? Yes | No | I applied to work LTFT, but it was not approved | I considered working LTFT, but I did not apply
GENHQ151 In your current post, what percentage of full-time working are you approved to do? Less than 50% | 50%| 60% | 70% | 80% | More than 80% | Other | Uncertain
GENHQ152 Which of the following best describes why you chose (or would choose) to work on a less than full time (LTFT) basis? (tick all that apply). Disability, illness or health condition related reason | Childcare | Caring for an adult (e.g. a parent, family member or friend) | Other work commitments (e.g. professional development opportunities) | Other external commitments (e.g. leisure, religious or community commitments) | Less than full time pilot in emergency medicine

Where appropriate 95% confidence intervals are given which allow users to determine significant differences when comparing proportions of trainee cohorts against the UK average.