SuppoRTT

Supported Return to Training

Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) is a centrally funded Health Education England (HEE) programme which aims to support ALL trainees to safely and confidently return to training after a sustained period of absence.

 

SuppoRTT Newsletter

Updated monthly with new courses, resources and contacts

SuppoRTT Programme Overview- What is it & what does it include?

The programme applies to ALL trainees who are absent for a period of three months or more, regardless of the reason. Those who are absent for a shorter period may also access support.   

As returning trainees are a diverse group, SuppoRTT aims to provide a bespoke, individualised package for each retuning trainee, rather than a single ‘one size fits all’ approach. The SuppoRTT programme consists of;

  • A structured and systematic process for planning absence, maintaining contact whilst out and planning for your return
  • A menu of supported Return To Training Activities (RTT-A) that can be built into an individulised return-to-training package
  • Funding to support CPD activities and a Supernumerary period dependent on the trainees individual needs

We understand that returning to training after a period of absence can impact your clinical skills and confidence, however, you are not on your own! HEE and your School are here to support and guide you through this process. You just need to ask.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact the SuppoRTT team, via email at supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

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Coronavirus (COVID 19) Support

We understand these are unprecedented times and supporting Trainees throughout COVID19 is a priority of HEE, therefore we have created a number of resources for you to access, These include; wellbeing, clinical,  webinars and much more.  

 

Links You May Find Useful During This Time

National SuppoRTT Webpage

HEE Covid information, including links to clinical learning packages

HEE Coronavirus Information for Trainees

Remote Resources for Trainees returning from Training

National SuppoRTT Guide - Return to Training (COVID 19) 

COVID-19 patient being resuscitated safely- Immersive Simulation by the ICAST team,

Filmed at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust by Dr Malik and his team

Facebook Group – Covid Returning Doctors Support (3 membership Qs, these must be answered before access to the group is granted):

Facebook Group - Covid - Returning Doctors Support

Facebook Group – Covid Doctors Forum (UK):

 

COVID19 Webinars for Doctors and Dentists in training:

SuppoRTT for Doctors returning to work in the pandemic - Webinars

These are a series of webinars; Knowledge refresher sessions for Doctors who are coming back from a break from clinical practice into an unprecedented and uncertain period of clinical work.

All sessions are recorded and available on the HEE website after approx 5 days (to allow editing) here. Also Available on YouTube, Here.

 

 

SuppoRTT Introduction to Mindfulness

FREE Mindfulness sessions
Guided Mindfulness by Dr Sanjay Suri and Dr Shub Suri, each session will run for approximately 2 - 3 hours.

Tuesday 5th May 2020, 9am

Wednesday 24th June 2020, 10am

Tuesday 14th July 2020, 9am

Please book your place on your chosen mindfulness session by completing this form, once completed you will receive a diary invite with the link to join and joining instructions.

 

 Mindfulness Practice Session via Zoom

Tuesday 19th May 2020, 18:30

Provided by Dedici. During this 45-minute mindfulness practice session, you will be guided through three separate mindfulness practices by Dedici Mindfulness practitioner, Jo Clarke.

There will also be an opportunity for you to reflect on your experience of the practice in virtual breakout rooms, if you wish.

See attached for further information and how to register

 

PSU & SuppoRTT Podcasts now available

They cover a range of themes: wellbeing, return to training, redeployment, difficult communication, supervision etc. You can listen to the first 2 episodes here

 

 

Wellbeing Resources

The SuppoRTT Team will continue to update all our resources as they are developed and provided to us.

 

HEE Supported Return to Training Intelligent Question bank - Powered by Ques

HEE Quesmed is a free learning resource to help you return to training. Collaborating with Health Education England, we have developed a question based resource to help you review key concepts and scenarios you may face when managing patients on the frontline.

 Key topics we cover include:

* Acutely unwell patients

* Assessment of medical and surgical patients

* Management of cardiac arrest and advanced life support

* Management of palliative patients and end of life care

* Prescribing

* Data interpretation

* Specialty based topics

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 Wellness Induction for Interim FY1s during the COVID-19 pandemic

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My SuppoRTT

A database with over 300 national resources for supporting Doctors and Dentists returning to training including trainee stories, specialty specific resources, regional and local area resources amongst much more.  

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Webinar

Pilot Webinar suitable for Trainees retuning from OOPR to support the COVID-19 crisis. See attached for more information and how to book

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Beyond Coaching - Free Resilience toolkit for NHS Employees and Key Workers

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NHS Practitioner Website have gathered information and resources together to help you and signpost you to routes for support

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NHS Employers have provided a comprehensive list of Free Wellbeing Apps available for NHS Staff. Please visit their website, here

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Academy of Royal Medical Colleges provide tips, wellbeing resources, Psychological First Aid, supporting patients who are presenting with symptoms of psychological distress

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BMA have a range of services and information to help support you, including their counselling service which is open 24/7 to all Doctors and medical students. It’s confidential and free of charge

Please visit their website, here

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Unmind are offering free access to their mental wellbeing platform for NHS employees via this link: https://nhs.unmind.com/signup

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The Balance: Meditation app is offering a 1-year free subscription (only on the iOS platform). Access via the following link:  https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/balance-meditation/id1361356590

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Yale University is offering a free course online, The Science of Well-Being. It's the most popular class in Yale's history seemingly and it's free to access here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

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Outline of the framework for wellbeing during and after coronavirus (Sonya Wallbank), compassionate leadership (Michael West), Do's & don'ts for supporting frontline staff (Neil Greenberg).    Link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bG8q81jZ1U

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 Headspace Plus App Free membership to for the NHS, up to 31st December. Sign up Here

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BMA have a range of information and services available here

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Coaching and Mentoring available. Please use the blue tab below for more information

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MedLed  COVID, coping and Control 

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MedLed Quick De-Stressing Techniques for Those Under Pressure

 

 

 

Guidance Documents & Forms

SuppoRTT Guidance Documents

SuppoRTT: Return To Training Guidance

SuppoRTT: CPD Funding Guidance

CPD Funding Request Form (Word Version)

HEE Non-Staff Claim Form (for CPD funding claims - Word Version)

Supported Return To Training (SuppoRTT) Process Flowchart- What am I responsible for?

Individualised Action Planner

 

SuppoRTT Meeting Forms

From 9th April 2020 all SuppoRTT meeting forms are to be completed electronically. The original Word based forms have now been replaced.

Pre-Absence Meeting Form

Initial Return Meeting Form

Review Meeting Form

 

If you have any queries relating to the forms or this change please do not hesitate to contact the SuppoRTT Team, supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk  

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I inform if I have an extended period of unexpected leave or I am planning to take time out of my programme?

  • TPD: The TPD is responsible for coordinating your training programme and ensuring that trainees are placed in the right department at the right time with the right support.

    The details of your TPD can be found on this website under your School. Alternatively, please click here

  • Trust: As an employee you are contractually obliged to inform your employing trust if you are taking a leave of absence. Your employer is also responsible for your welfare and making sure that you are paid correctly.
  • Programme Support: HEE are your educational training provider and will need to maintain up to date records which have an impact on your ARCPs and CCT date.

    To find your programme support team contact details please click here.

 

Am I eligible for SuppoRTT?

SuppoRTT is available for all postgraduate trainees who have had a period of absence from training regardless of the reason, this may include;

  • Maternity leave /Shared Parental Leave,
  • Carers leave,
  • Sickness
  • Out of programme; Experience, Research, Training and Carer Break
  • Drs who have been accepted on a training programme but have differed the start of their training (must provide clear evidence of acceptance)
  • SAS/Trust grade Drs who have secured a training post (must provide clear evidence of acceptance)
  • Suspension; once your suspension has been completely lifted by the employer and GMC

 

What is the Return to Training Process?

The process for planning your absence and retuning to training is detailed within the Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) guidance document. This guidance has been designed to be flexible and take into account the differing nature and length of absence, addressing your individual needs as you make the transition back into your training programme.

This process and guidance document has been ratified by the English Deans and SuppoRTT Assurance Board.   

Returning to full duties, including on-calls without a re-introduction period, could potentially have negative implications for your wellbeing and patient safety. It is ok to ask for help and support.

 

Do I need to read the Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) Guidance?

Yes! you should ensure that you thoroughly read this guidance as it defines the recommended process for all stages of your absence and return. It also outlines what additional support that you may be entitled to. For example; for trainees who are absent for a period of six months or more they are eligible for a three-day supernumerary period upon their return.

Remember, this guidance has been put into place to support you, promote patient safety and quality of care.

If you are unsure who your Educational Supervisor will be on your return you can contact your Training Programme Director for further advice.

 

Who is responsible for communicating & arranging my Return To Training requirements?

Once your plan of return has been created and documented on the Initial Return Meeting form in collaboration with your TPD or relevant supervisor, the SuppoRTT administration team will forward a copy of your completed form highlighting all requests i.e. amended working pattern, the need for supernumerary etc. However, it will be the trainee and TPD/relevant supervisor’s responsibility to liaise with the relevant departments to ensure that all amendments are incorporated into the rota (if applicable) and that your plan of return is disseminated to all relevant parties.

 

Should I arrange a meeting with a SuppoRTT Associate Dean prior to my return?

For trainees who have been absent for more complex reasons you may request to have a 1:1 meeting with a SuppoRTT AD.

AD support can help with the following;

  • career planning
  • pastoral support
  • confidence issues

However, this should NOT delay or replace the trainee’s requirement to meet with their ES/TPD (or relevant supervisor) to plan their return.  

If you would like to arrange an appointment with a SuppoRTT AD, please contact the SuppoRTT Team, supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Will HEE contact me while I am absent?

Yes, please expect to receive emails from the SuppoRTT team for the following;

  • Monthly Emails detailing all Return To Training Activities (RTT-A) that are taking place within the next three months
  • Invitations to RTT-A outside of the YH SuppoRTT programme i.e. specialty specific courses and conferences
  • Return To Training Notice at the following stages prior to your return; 3 months, 2months and 1 month.

The SuppoRTT team will also aim to contact you post your return requesting feedback regarding your experience.

Don’t forget, you can also contact the team at any stage if you need further information or support; supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

What if my plan of return includes an Occupational Health Report?

If Occupational Health stipulates that you need a phased return this will determine your working pattern for a period of time and will thus take precedence. However, the need for enhanced supervision may still be required. All enhanced supervision plans can run in parallel alongside your outlined working pattern.   

 

What are Return To Training Activities (RTT-A)?

Return To Training Activities can include;

Non-clinical activity days / workshops which are provided specifically by HEE that are designed to;

  • Build personal and professional well being
  • Facilitate access to coaches and mentors
  • Provide practical advice and sign posting
  • Provide information/support for trainees who want to work less than full time

Details for these are located under the RTT-A tab on this website. These events are FREE to attend some are CHILD friendly.

Clinical educational days and supported leaning activities that you access through either; YH SuppoRTT Programme, Trust, School or HEE. This can include;

  • Clinical training including simulation
  • Clinical shadowing days
  • Educational update days

There is no definitive list on what is or is not available to any specific trainee. If you find a course that would benefit your return to training that is external to the YH SuppoRTT porgramme you may be eligible to apply for funding.  

To find out more please refer to the Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) CPD Funding guidance document.

 

Am I entitled to Keeping In Touch (KIT) Days?

If you have taken Maternity or Shared Parental Leave you may have access to up to 10 paid Keeping in Touch Days.

KIT days can be used to attend any RTT- A either within the YH SuppoRTT programme or externally ran courses, if your employer agrees.

To find out more, please contact your local HR Medical Staffing department who will be able to advise on you if you are eligible for KIT days.

Each Trust will have their own policies in relation to the number of KIT days that each trainee can access. HEE has no influence over your local Trusts policy in relation to KIT days.

Details for ALL trainees regarding pay should be discussed with your employer.

 

When will my next ARCP take place?

The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) will take place every year for every trainee however, there are occasions where trainees may have more than one ARCP if they take a period of absence from their training programme. HEE recommends that the ARCP is arranged at the following periods; 

  • For parental leave and OOP a trainee should whenever possible have an ARCP prior to the start of this period of leave, or if this is not possible within 4 weeks of return. This will review the period from the last ARCP to the start of the OOP/parental leave.
  • For trainees who absent due to more complex reasons i.e. sick or carers leave, it is recommend that a date for the ARCP is discussed between the trainee and Training Programme Director at the initial return to training meeting. This will review the period from your last ARCP to the start of your leave.

 

What should I do if my supervisor isn’t supporting me?

If you are not getting the required support from your Educational Supervisor then we would recommend that you contact your Training Programme Director at your earliest opportunity in order to address your concerns. Alternatively, you can contact the SuppoRTT team for further support and guidance; supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk.

Return To Training Activities (RTT-A)

The SuppoRTT Team organises and supports a variety of RTT-As Below is a brief description for each including how to book a place. Those that are infant/ baby friendly are indicated by the following symbol,person.jpg.

Please see the bottom of this tab for a full calendar of activities.
 

person.jpgPractical Advice & Signposting ​​

This event is facilitated by Dr Ros Roden (SuppoRTT AD) who can provide you with the help and advice in the practicalities of returning whether this be Full Time or Less Than Full Time. Each event includes different guest speakers who are happy to share their experience and knowledge to help make your return to training as easy as possible. These events are a brilliant opportunity to ask questions, meet with colleagues who are in a similar situation and begin to create your own individualised return to training plan.

Start: 09:30 Finish:15:30

Lunch and Refreshments are provided

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

person.jpg Building Personal & Professional Well-being ​​

HEE are excited to announce that following a successful pilot event Petros (professionals in resilience training) have agreed to work with HEE in supporting trainees back into training through their bespoke one-day resilience training programme ‘The Challenge of Change’. This day aims to develop and enhance your personal resilience in preparation for your return to training. This highly engaging and practical day will give you a clear understanding of what stress is really all about and the link between stress and poor health. You’ll discover how you can combat stress in work and home life, feel better, be more productive and content.

What you will learn:

  • You will be provided with your own personal resilience profile
  • A simple four-step strategy for enhancing your personal resilience
  • Improved communication skills
  • Strategies for relaxing both mind and body
  • Your route to enhanced well-being and better performance

 Start: 09:30 Finish:15:30

Lunch and Refreshments are provided

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk
 

person.jpgOOP Study Group

HEE have collaborated with Dr Laura Blakemore to develop a mixed specialty, child friendly, OOP study group for trainee’s who are OPP or have recently returned. These sessions will be facilitated by guest speakers from different specialties and all attendees are also welcomed to send in topics of interest so that speakers can incorporate into their session. These groups are a great opportunity to keep up to date with your CPD and spend time with colleagues who will be in a similar situation to you. Please be advised that this pilot will run for a period of 4 months and will take place at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield (opposite Sheffield Children’s Hospital).

If you would like to start your own OOP study group in your local area then please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the SuppoRTT Mailbox.

Start: 13:00 Finish: 15:00

Refreshments are provided

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

How to set up and run a Study Group in your area

OOP Study Groups are a Trainee led initiative which the SuppoRTT Team provide administrative and funding support for. If you're interested in setting up a Study Group on your area, we'd love to hear from you. Please see attached our guide for setting up a Study Group and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the  SuppoRTT Team via the SuppoRTT Mailbox, supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk .

 

Clinical Skills & Simulation

Important information

It has been identified following a recent risk assessment that Montagu Clinical Simulation centre can run this course. The capacity for the course has been reduced to ensure social distancing guidelines can be adhered to. PPE will be available for all delegates before entering the simulation room, where individuals maybe working closely together during scenarios.

HEE are working in partnership with Mexborough Montagu Simulation Centre to provide a mixed specialty one-day course that will help doctors returning to practice, refresh their skills in undertaking a structured A - E approach when assessing and managing the acutely unwell patient. It will also cover the updated National Early Warning Scoring system and the SEPSIS 6 protocol.  Opportunity will be given for the knowledge and skills gained in the morning session to be put into practice using a number of simulation-based scenarios.

Objectives:

  • To provide those returning to work with a structured, needs-based programme.
  • To rehearse a structured A - E approach to assessing and managing the acutely unwell patient.
  • To recognise severity of illness using local/national scoring systems.
  • To put theory into practice using simulation-based scenarios.

Please note that this is a supported event, there are no tests and it is only open to doctors who are in the process of returning or have recently returned.

Start: 09:00 Finish: 16:30

Lunch and Refreshments are provided

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Human Factors and Communication

Important information

It has been identified following a recent risk assessment that Montagu Clinical Simulation centre can run this course. The capacity for the course has been reduced to ensure social distancing guidelines can be adhered to. PPE will be available for all delegates before entering the simulation room, where individuals maybe working closely together during scenarios

HEE are working in partnership with Mexborough Montagu Simulation Centre to provide a mixed specialty one-day course that will focus on a number of challenges faced by doctors when communicating with colleagues and patients.  It will also deal with the importance of Human Factors within the healthcare setting using a small group exercise and simulation-based scenarios.

Objectives:

  • To provide those returning to work with a structured, needs-based programme.
  • To explore relevant aspects of communication within the doctor-patient and multidisciplinary settings.
  • To stress the importance of Human Factors in the healthcare setting.

All delegates are expected to complete the Improvement Academy’s Bronze Level Human Factors training before attending the day.  This can be accessed on-line via the Improvement Academy website.

Please note that this is a supported event, there are no tests and it is only open to doctors who are in the process of returning or have recently returned.

Start: 09:00 Finish: 16:30

Lunch and Refreshments are provided

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever

Dr Katherine Hickman is a GP and nearly 6 years ago hit rock bottom after a period of burnout as a Partner. It resulted in her walking away from her job and facing a period of uncertainty, exhaustion and confusion. As a doctor she knew what she should be doing to take care of herself but was struggling to implement anything. Opening a can of beans to feed her kids, at times, felt like a monumental task. Katherine learned the hard way how to put herself back together and take tiny daily step towards caring for herself FIRST in order to prioritise others in her life including her family and patients.

Katherine developed a strategy to help move forward quickly and get back on track during times of stress by combining her knowledge as a GP with her subsequent training as a certified Tiny Habits® coach.

In this workshop you’ll discover that BJ Fogg’s scientifically established system of behaviour change, as coached by Katherine, will help you build extraordinarily strong habits and achieve previously unattainable results.
This workshop is for anybody wanting to build strong positive habits quickly and effectively in all areas of their lives but especially around taking care of yourself in times of stress. As well as coming away from the workshop with a sound knowledge of Tiny Habits and behaviour change you will have a plan on how you can implement change quickly in your life starting immediately

Please click here for the flyer and more information

Now running Virtually via Zoom, numerous dates and times available.

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Writing as Healing Workshop

Nurturenature is a small charity that has established a “healing” garden in a one-acre garden in Wortley, Sheffield. Through journaling, mindful exercises and writing reflections you will have opportunities to explore aspects of your life or any difficulties from a different perspective. You will be guided in a series of exercises involving writing and personal reflection through the day. Openness is encouraged but you won’t be asked to share more than you are comfortable with. No experience of mindfulness or creative writing is needed. Feedback from previous participants is very positive.

Please click here for the flyer and more information

Start: 10:00 Finish: 15:30

Refreshments are provided not lunch

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

For any queries, please contact nurturenature61@gmail.com

Activities Facilitated by Dr Susy Stirling

Know Your Why: Understanding your values and how to choose a career that is...

If you have ever found yourself questioning why you do the job you do, and feeling disconnected from the person who made that career choice in the first place, this workshop is for you. Come and meet others who have felt similarly, and reconnect with, or re-design, your career aims and aspirations. This is a relaxed, informal one-day workshop. The emphasis will be on exploring how you feel about your career in a non-judgmental environment. This day is completely independent from any discussion with faculty from your School or Trust.

Please click here for the flyer and more information

Start: 09:00 Finish: 16:00

Lunch and Refreshments are provided

Courses dated after 14 October 2019, please use the following link for further information and to book your place

Know Your Why: Eventbrite

 

Taming your Imposter Syndrome SuppoRTT Workshop

Imposter Syndrome or Phenomenon is defined as ‘a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evidence of success’. ‘Imposters’ suffer chronic self-doubt and are unable to internalise their accomplishments however successful they are in their field. This phenomenon is prevalent in trainees and doctors. It can get in the way of both professional progress, and job satisfaction. Time out of training can exacerbate it. Because it is common, it is usually helpful to discuss it in a group setting, explore what it is, how it affects you and what you can do about it. This one-day workshop provides support as well as understanding.

Please click here for the flyer and more information

Start: 09:00 Finish: 16:00

Lunch and Refreshments are provided

Courses dated after 16 September- please use the following link for further information and to book your place.

Imposter Syndrome: Eventbrite

 

Educating the Educators event: One-day Coaching Skills Workshop for trainer...

 

Two evaluations of the HEE coaching scheme have clearly identified the benefits of acquiring coaching skills: improved decision-making and communication across all professional interactions including colleagues, line management roles, and educational interactions. This workshop aims to offer skills that may benefit trainers supporting trainees returning to practice. At times these sorts of interactions require significant time and energy. It is important to manage the boundaries of the training relationship well, and understand how best to enable a trainee to become resourceful and an adult learner.

For further information or to book your place please use the following link

One- Day Coaching Skills: Eventbrite

 

Externally ran courses supported by SuppoRTT

RED Course- Returning to the Emergency Department

A two hour workshop to prepare EM doctors who have been out of clinical work for returning to the Emergency Department in the current climate. Limited spaces available. This session will be ran virtually via Zoom.

1st July 2020, 10:00-12:00

Flyer available here

Agenda available here

To book your place or any queries please contact, alice.white2@nhs.net

 

Mindfulness: Taster Tuesdays at Two

2 hour taster sessions, free and open to HEE YH Trainees,Trainers and staff including Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust staff for June 2020

One session will run each tuesday in June at 14:00

Delivered by Sanjay Suri, sanjay.suri2@nhs.net, TPD Paediatrics and mindfulness practising teacher

Please see flyer attached for the link to join the sessions, via Zoom

 

Return To Acute Care Training (ReACT)

Organised by Bradford Teaching Hospitals, this course is for Trainees at any grade of training who work in acute hospital specialties. The course offers flexibility so that trainees can refresh the procedural and clinical skills most relevant to their practice. The interactive nature of the course will focus on building trainees’ confidence .

Please click here for the flyer

To book, please complete the attached booking form and return to facilities.administration@bthft.nhs.uk

 

Paediatric Supported Return To Training Study Day

The objective of this course is to help build trainee confidence, skills and knowledge in a supportive environment so that they can safely and confidently return to practice within their training programme.

Running on multiple dates, please see calendar below.

Please click here for the flyer

To book, please contact louise.pemberton@nhs.net

Any queries, please contact sunitha.sampath@nhs.net

 

RETURN TO TRAINING IN OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY

***COVID-19: due to the current situation there will be no face-to-face sessions until further notice but virtual sessions CAN be booked using the same form on any topic***

Objective: To increase the trainee’s confidence in clinical skills on returning to work in O&G

Rotherham Hospital is offering bespoke, simulation-based refresher sessions specific to O&G. Trainees of any grade can request sessions on their chosen topics tailored to the expected level of competency with an appropriate facilitator. Examples include PPH management, caesarean section, laparoscopy (see booking form for options).

Please note these sessions are bespoke, times and dates are arranged with the trainee directly.

Sessions last 2-4 hours, at a time convenient to the trainee. Evenings and weekend may be available.

Please click HERE for the flyer 

For full details and to book: https://bit.ly/3eB5fBE

For any queries: returntoOG@gmail.com

 

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention to the present moment without judgement and with kindness and curiosity. Mindfulness helps you become more self-aware, feel calmer and less stressed, be more able to choose how to respond, copy with difficult or unhelpful thoughts and be kinder towards yourself.

Organised by Dr Sanjay Suri and facilitated by Rachael Garside from Tall Spaghetti ltd, this is a one day course 10:00-15:00

Running on numerous occasions from June-August. Please see the calendar of events in the tab below for dates. 

Here's what some people had to say about the this course:

“Thought-provoking”; “Superb, so useful”;

“Excellent, would highly recommend”;

“Practical, relevant to clinical practice”; “Enlightening”.

Please click here for the flyer 

To Book, please visit Medical Maxcourse

Any queries, please contact sanjay.suri2@nhs.net or rachael@tallspaghetti.co.uk

 

An Introduction to Mindfulness (Dr Sanjay Suri)

Mindfulness is an evidence based intervention which has been shown to help in the management of stress. This study day is aimed at SuppoRTT trainees , trainers; supervisors and HEE YH staff. Other trainees are welcome too if there are places available. The day is run by Dr Sanjay Suri Consultant Paediatrician. TPD  and Mindfulness practicing teacher.

These sessions are offered to raise awareness of mindfulness  and discuss its application at work and in life. There will be an interactive approach with the use of scenarios. The learning will be experiential with short meditative practices. There will be signposting to useful resources.

Now Available via ZOOM!
Guided Mindfulness by Dr Sanjay Suri and Dr Shub Suri, each session will run for approximately 2 - 3 hours.

Tuesday 5th May 2020, 9am

Wednesday 24th June 2020, 10am

Tuesday 14th July 2020, 9am

Please book your place on your chosen mindfulness session by completing this form, once completed you will receive a diary invite with the link to join and joining instructions

 

Returning to Medicine Simulation Day

We have an interactive small group day for you covering common presentations people are concerned about including seizures, external pacing, hyponatraemia and others. First piloted in April 2019 and well received then and improved upon for July 2019! Suitable for CT1s right up to ST8s. Covers GIM presentations so relevant to anyone that sees these even if not specifically a GIM trainee as long as you feel practice in dealing with them will help you!

Contact matthew.roycroft@hee.nhs.uk to reserve your place or for further information!

 

PaRenTT Baby Preperation Course for Healthcare Professionals

A focused, evidence-based course delivered over 5 weeks. Prepare for parental/adoption leave, birth, caring for a baby and life on returning to work.

Light refreshments are provided and there will be opportunities in every session for getting to know each other to build a vital peer-support network.

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for expectant health care professionals planning to take parental or adoption leave. Each attendee can bring a partner if they wish. The course is open to all health care professionals but priority will be given to medical and dental trainees.

Session 1   Introduction and planning for birth

Session 2   Labour and Birth

Session 3   Caring for baby

Session 4   Parental wellbeing

Session 5   Returning to work

What do attendees say about the course?

I just really enjoyed the whole course and found everything very interesting. Thank you.

The composition of the group allowed me to be myself. Safe environment with colleagues.

Useful discussing common problems and learnt a lot here. Really good speakers presenting well despite it being on skype!

Venue 

University of Sheffield Medical School, Seminar Room 9 - **If COVID-19 advice is still to limit social contact we will still be running the course but via Skype***

Course Flyer

Course Dates

Please use the following link to book a place: https://parentt_june2020.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Year Calendar of RTT- Activities

If you are viewing via a mobile device please use the following link to view the SuppoRTT Activity Calendar

May 2020
June 2020
12-Jun-20 SuppoRTT- Human Factors & Communication CANCELLED Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Doncaster
22 -Jun 20  PaRenTT: Baby Preparation Course  University of Sheffield Medical School or Via Skype
24-Jun-20 An Introduction to Mindfulness   Click here for more information and to register 
25-Jun-20 Practical Advice & Signposting CANCELLED Holiday Inn, Barnsley
July 2020
08-Jul-20

Return to Acute Care Training (ReACT)

please contact facilities.administration@bthft.nhs.uk to confirm if still taking place.

Simulation Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary
10-Jul-20 Paediatric Supported Return To Training Study Day Simulation Suite, Barnsley Hospital
14-July-20 An Introduction to Mindfulness  Click here for more information and to register 
15-July-20 Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing Holiday Inn, Barnsley
24-Jul-20 SuppoRTT- Clinical Skills & Simulation Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Doncaster
29-Jul-20 Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever Zoom 09:00-12:00
August 2020
18-Aug-20 An Introduction to Mindfulness Click here for more information and to register 
26-Aug-20 Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever Zoom 13:00-16:00
September 2020
04-Sep-20 SuppoRTT- Human Factors & Communication Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Doncaster
16-Sep-20 An Introduction to Mindfulness Click here for more information and to register 
17-Sep-20 Paediatric Supported Return To Training Study Day Simulation Suite, Barnsley Hospital
18-Sep-20 SuppoRTT- Clinical Skills & Simulation Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Doncaster
30-Sep-20 Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever Zoom 10:00-13:00
October 2020
28-Oct-20 Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever Zoom 13:00-16:00
November 2020
11-Nov-20 Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing Weetwood Hall Estate, Leeds
16-Nov-20 Paediatric Supported Return To Training Study Day Simulation Suite, Barnsley Hospital
18-Nov-20

Return to Acute Care Training (ReACT)

please contact facilities.administration@bthft.nhs.uk to confirm if still taking place.

Simulation Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary
27-Nov-20 SuppoRTT- Human Factors & Communication Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Doncaster
December 2020
11-Dec-20 SuppoRTT- Clinical Skills & Simulation Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Doncaster
March 2021
03-Mar-21 Return to Acute Care Training (ReACT) Simulation Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary

 

SuppoRTT Champions
Peer Mentorship & Coaching & Peer Support

Please be advised that all coaching and mentorship sessions are free for trainees in YH.

Mentorship

HEE now have a cohort of trainee peer mentors who are here to help support trainees in their return to training. Mentorship can help you to; reflect on your current abilities, set out achievable as desirable goals, develop clinical skills, boost confidence and increase self-belief. It is also a brilliant opportunity to talk to a peer who can relate to your situation and share their experiences.

If you would like to access a mentor, please view our Mentor Profiles. If you find a mentor you'd like to be connected with please contact the SuppoRTT team via the mail box: mentoring.yh@hee.nhs.uk, and confirm who you'd like us to connect you with, we will take it from there.

If you would like to become a mentor then please look out for further mentorship training days that will be announced throughout the year. Any doctor that wishes to join the SuppoRTT mentorship cohort must complete the mentorship modules on E-learning for health and attend a one-day initial course and then a half day refresher day. Please be advised that this is only open to HST’s.

Coaching

The aim of coaching is to increase potential and enhance the careers of those who access it. Sessions are confidential and do not form part of educational assessment. Coaching is time for you to think. 

Coaching is time for you to think.  Your coach won’t judge you, or give you advice.  This means it is ok to talk about anything that you feel gets in the way of you doing your best at work. You can really think things through in a way that is different to talking things over with a friend, partner, TPD or Educational Supervisor - all people who tend to have another agenda for you.  Your coach will support you, and challenge you if necessary, to help you reach a conclusion that is helpful and meaningful to you.

You can have between four and six sessions of free coaching with a coach and it tends to work best if you have all your sessions within a 6 month window.

If you decide that you would like to participate in our coaching programme, click here to register your interest. You can contact your preferred coach directly once your account registration has been approved. Coaching works best if you pick someone outside your Specialty.

Once you have registered as a Coachee and your account has been approved please click here to log in to your account where you can then search and make contact with your chosen Coach.

You can find a quick start guide here

Further information can be found on our website.

Peer Support

In recognition of the enormous benefit speaking to a peer can provide, we are running a peer support scheme for trainees. Interested Trainees should contact peersupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk  stating they wish to access peer support. They will be matched with a trained peer.

Trainees who would like to learn peer support skills can sign up for a training session on how to safely conduct a 6-step peer support session. Training will be via zoom and ongoing support and supervision offered. Sign up via peersupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk  stating you wish to train as a peer supporter.

More information on the benefits of peer support and how our sessions run available on wellbeing pages Here under the Wellbeing Support for Trainees tab.

 

Resources and Useful Contacts

Well-being Resources

List of all Gaudians of speaking up, in each Trust

Webinars for returning Paediatric Trainees

The Academy's Support for Doctors webpage acts as signposting service and includes useful links to resources for doctors who are experiencing difficulties

My SuppoRTT

A database with over 300 national resources for supporting Doctors and Dentists returning to training including trainee stories, specialty specific resources, regional and local area resources amongst much more.  

HEE SuppoRTT Bids

HEE SuppoRTT: Call for your SuppoRTT ideas!

 

Background

Evidence indicates that time out of practice can impact on a clinician’s competence and technical skills, as well as their confidence. Further evidence also indicates that through targeted training and learning opportunities, these approaches can help trainees get back ‘up to speed’ and return to practice in a more safe and confident manner.

Health Education England has implemented the Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) programme in response to this. For more information about SuppoRTT, please visit: https://hee.nhs.uk/our-work/doctors-training/supported-return-training

HEE is providing Local Education Providers and Schools with the opportunity to bid for investment to expand an existing approach or develop a new idea that relates to creating and imbedding a supportive return to practice for doctors and dentists in training.

Examples include (but are not limited to);

  • “Brain storming” events for departments, trainers, medical staffing departments, medical education departments, etc. to consider mechanisms to support trainees 
  • Specialty-specific developments within Schools to support returners
  • “Boot camps” and course development
  • Trust-based support groups for trainees, with identified objectives
  • Enhanced induction
  • Developing resources available to trainees

 

How do I bid?

Please complete the Online Survey ‘SuppoRTT Bids 2020-2021 New & Existing Bid Application, this can be accessed via the following link;

Bids will open 1st May 2020

The deadline for submission is: 29th May 2020

Bidders will be notified via email of the outcome of their bid by: 19th June 2020.

All awarded funds will be transferred to the necessary Organisation in June via the Learning Development Agreement (LDA). 

Bidders should read the Guidance for Completion and Standards for Review before completing the bidding document.

 

Guidance for completion

  1. SuppoRTT Bids must be related directly to supporting trainees upon their return to training following a period of absence.
  2. Bids must be less than £20,000. Bids of £20,000 or more will not be considered unless a “contribution” is requested.
  3. Bids that include staff costs must have the agreement of the relevant organisation and a detailed cost breakdown must be provided.
  4. Only bids submitted via JISC Online Surveys will be considered. Please use the following link here
  5. Bids must include itemised details of the cost per trainee (if applicable)
  6. Funding available via SuppoRTT bids will not cover any backfill payment.
  7. Funding cannot be used for therapeutic activities.
  8. Bids for career enhancement or CV building will be excluded from the process.
  9. All required fields must be completed within the survey.
  10. Bidders should familiarise themselves with the range of SuppoRTT activities available to avoid duplication.
  11. Any bids that are clearly duplicated / copied will automatically be rejected.
  12. There will be no HEEYH local office administration support for bids that relate to courses/events (i.e. booking venues, arranging delegate booking, collating feedback, creation of promotional material). However, the team may be able to distribute promotional material i.e. sending out advertisement to trainees who are Out Of Programme, advertise course/event on; SuppoRTT webpage, monthly newsletter and social media.
  13. Each bid will be scored by every panel member. Panel members can give a score of 0, half marks will not be awarded.
  14. The panel may wish to contact you post-submission to discuss your bid further.
  15. The panel will award funds based on: rank order, knowledge of existing provision, and weighted against local needs.
  16. If multiple bids are received from the same school/department that appear to be related to core educational & business needs the panel may reject the bid but will inform HEE of the need to provide future core funding.
  17. If similar bids are received from different sources the panel may impose conditions on the approval of one bid i.e. sharing equipment/resources.
  18. If a bid relates to the purchase of equipment, the bidder must detail how this will support returners.
  19. Evaluation data on the outcome of the investment is required for all approved bids and will be shared as part of an England-wide review. As such, bidders will be required to submit a maximum 1-page summary of the impact of the investment by the end of the financial year. Further details on what is expected will be sent to successful bidders following the bidding round.
  20. All successful bidders working within a Trust must have an agreed contact within the Finance department to enable the transfer of funds to the correct budget.
  21. There is no appeals process. The decision of the panel is final.
  22. The bid deadline is final, late bids will not be accepted and there will be no exceptions.
  23. Funding is non-recurrent.
  24. Funding cannot be pre-committed beyond the current financial year. All awarded funds must be accessed and used by 31st March 2021.
  25. Bidders will be notified (via email) of the outcome by 19th June 2020.

Should you require any further guidance then please contact the SuppoRTT team: supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

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