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.

See our course catalogue for further details on all of the available SuppoRTT courses.

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

The programme is available 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 individualised 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

Please find below 6 short videos which highlight various areas of the SuppoRTT programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Prepare To Take Time Out And Return To Training

Topics include, a summary of SuppoRTT, details of the pre absence, pre return and return review meetings and examples of questions that may be discussed during the meetings. 

Opportunities Available To Support Your Return

Topics include, supernumerary and enhanced supervision periods, CPD opportunities and funding, mentorship, coaching and peer support.   

Returning To Work Less Than Full Time

Topics include, advantages and disadvantages of working LTFT, eligibility, models of flexible working, training issues, annual/ study leave and financial issues.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing For And Returning From Maternity Or Adoption Leave

Topics include pregnancy, maternity leave, adoption leave, paternity leave, shared parental leave, financial implications. KIT, SPliT and SSRT days, returning to work and childcare. 

 

Returning To Work After Health Issues

Topics include, occupational health support, GMC advice, CCT date and support services available 

 

Training Issues And Career Progression

Topics include ARCP, work placed based assessments and CCT date.  

 

More videos are available under the School Specific Webpages & Resources tab below

 

Guidance Documents & Forms

SuppoRTT Guidance Documents

SuppoRTT: Return To Training Guidance

The SuppoRTT guidance provides background information, how SuppoRTT came to be created and the processes which underpin it.

 

SuppoRTT CPD Funding Guidance

SuppoRTT: CPD Funding Guidance - Updated 14 January 2022.

CPD Funding Application form- Applications are now submit electronically

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

 

SuppoRTT Meetings

There are 3 meetings which underpin the SuppoRTT programme. The SuppoRTT guidance, provides in-depth breakdowns for each meeting and each meeting is accompanied by an electronic form. All meetings to take place with the Trainee and Appropriate Supervisor.

Pre-Absence Meeting

  • To take place 3 months prior to absence.
  • Purpose: To discuss how to stay in touch and any concerns that you may have regarding absence or returning.

Initial Return Meeting

  • To take place 8-12 weeks prior to return date.
  • Purpose: To create a plan of return, discuss any concerns, training needs and supernumerary / enhanced supervision requests.

Review Meeting

  • To take place at the end of any supernumerary / enhanced supervision period or four weeks after the trainee's return date.
  • Purpose: To discuss your progress, review assessments and feedback, address any concerns and arrange further supernumerary / enhanced supervision periods, if required.

Please note, each electronic form allows you to pause your submission and come back to it later by selecting the 'finish later' option at the bottom of each page. This enables the form to be reviewed or completed by various people such as the Trainee and Appropriate Supervisor*. Once you have selected 'finish later' you will be provided with a screen such as the one shown below. It will provide a unique link for you to access your form and an option to email the link to access later.

Individualised Action Planner

 

HEE YH SuppoRTT Videos

The below video links provide a personal account of some of the issues and concerns raised, during Supported Return to Training and provide an example for how each SuppoRTT meeting can be take place.

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 here or on this website under your School. 

  • 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? 

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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 and arranging my Return to Training (RTT) 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.

Please see attached here for KIT and SPLIT guidance

 

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.

SuppoRTT Courses for Trainees

SuppoRTT Courses for Trainees:

The SuppoRTT Team organises and supports a variety of Return To Training Activities. Please find below key course information along with how to book.  You can also find a Calendar of all SuppoRTT Courses below this tab. Our SuppoRTT Newsletter details all courses running over the next  months, and the course catalogue provides further details of the courses we run.

 

Virtual Activities

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Skills Workshop  

Managing Challenging Conversations for SuppoRTT

  Managing Imposter Syndrome for SuppoRTT 

SuppoRTT: Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience 

 

How to stop Burn-out ruining your career

 

Return to Training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Know Your Why for SuppoRTT

  SuppoRTT: Essential Skills for Medic Mums   SuppoRTT: Tiny Habits for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever

SuppoRTT: Building Personal and Professional Wellbeing

  Have you been Affected by Racism During your Training?   SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience

SuppoRTT Wellbeing

  SuppoRTT: Finding Energy, Time, Support and Focus - Healthy CPD and Revision Practices for Busy Doctors Juggling Busy Lives    

 

 

SuppoRTT: How to stop Burn-out ruining your career

An interactive half day teaching session about burnout in medical staff with the aim To learn more about doctor burnout and how to prevent it.

Objectives:

  • Explore doctor burnout, the risk factors and its signs and symptoms.
  • Look at preventative and management strategies for dealing with burnout in ourselves and out colleagues.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Spot the warning signs of burnout
  • Know where to get help for dealing with this issue
  • Develop a personal strategy to help them avoid burnout

Running Virtually, please select the link for further information and to book

15 November 2022, 9:30-12:30

6 February 2023, 13:30-16:30

 

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***

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).

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

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 

 

Dates and times are flexible and can be arranged to suit you, please contact returntoOG@gmail.com to discuss your availability

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

For any queries: returntoOG@gmail.com

 

 

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Skills Workshop

Good communication skills are important for several reasons but can often be a challenge in the high stress, time poor clinical environment. As the NHS moves towards a more patient centred approach, it is vital that the medical professional understands how to build an open, trusting rapport with their patient through active listening, understanding and empathy. Good communication skills have also been proven to increase the medical professionals job satisfaction, increase patient satisfaction and decrease the amount of complaints made against the doctor.

This interpersonal skills workshop has been designed to make the participants aware of the different styles of communication. We address verbal, nonverbal and paraverbal communication and how all three need to work together and complement each other to produce effortless, confident and effective clinical communication.

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

9 February 2023

 

SuppoRRT: Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience

Join our experienced tutors who are practising NHS doctors and take time to consider your own needs as you return to work.

We recognise from the GMC review (caring for doctors caring for patients) that there are considerable challenges faced by all doctors working within the NHS, with 1 in 3 doctors suffering work related stress and 1 in 4 trainees experiencing burnout.

The aims of this workshop are take proactive steps and become better equipped with effective self-care strategies to improve you own wellbeing and maintain high levels of resilience.

The workshop will focus on

  • Time and space to reflect on recent challenges
  • Better understand the effects of Health, Illness, Stress and Fatigue on Work
  • Learn to manage energy not your time
  • Explore work life balance and develop positive intelligence
  • Strategies for self-care and enhancing our resilience and that of others

For further course information click here

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Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

10 November 2022

 

Managing Imposter Syndrome for SuppoRTT

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 surprisingly common. It can get in the way of professional progress and job satisfaction.

Because it is so common, it can be 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 interactive workshop looks at what Imposter Syndrome is, how it gets in the way of our work, and then more importantly what tools are available to manage it.

The day will include evidence-based solutions using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques. ACT has a huge body of evidence behind it and an impressive pedigree in providing practical tools that are easy to grasp and use.

For more information about the feature of Imposter Syndrome please click here

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

1 February 2023

 

 

Know Your Why for SuppoRTT

At times training can challenge the robustness of our beliefs about what we do and why we do it. Some trainees lose sight of why they chose their specialty and what they want to get out of it. Others discover new passions and interests and wonder how to incorporate them into the career path they were following. The SuppoRTT programme is offering a one-day workshop looking at returners response to the culture they might encounter, and how they intend to manage this.

For returners, time spent reconnecting with their values and understanding why they do what they do professionally appears to be valuable in restoring self-confidence. 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-judgemental environment. This day is completely independent from any discussion with faculty from your School or Trust.

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

8 February 2023

15 March 2023

 

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

Over 50,000 people worldwide have reported that Tiny Habits® has worked for them. 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.

When you learn Tiny Habits®, the ground breaking behaviour change model pioneered by Stanford research scientist Dr BJ Fogg, your life will be changed forever.

In this workshop, led by Tiny Habits® Certified Coach Katherine Hickman you’ll find out how:

  • By implementing the Tiny Habits® method, you will see dramatic changes in your life.
  • Creating new habits is easy when you know how. In fact the easier you make them to do the more successful you’ll be and the quicker your new habits will form.
  • Emotions create habits.
  • Behaviour change is a skill you can learn quickly and you don’t have to rely on willpower or motivation.
  • You can build multiple new habits at the same time.

What you learn in the workshop, you can apply immediately.

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

Friday 6 January 2023, 10:00-13:00

 

Have you been affected by Racism during your training?

Would you like to join a group of people who have experienced racism themselves, exploring he impact on themselves of racism, intended and unintended abuse and micro-aggression’s?

We are creating a safe, healing environment online where you can meet with experienced facilitators and colleagues monthly. The group offers a space to promote emotional wellbeing.

The facilitators are colleagues with live experience of racism and employed by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC). They are clinical psychologists working for the Workplace Wellbeing Service (WWB) and contracted by HEE for the medical deanery.

The facilitators are not affiliated with the training program nor does your attendance influence your training in any way. This is a confidential group and aims to complement other formal and informal routes of complaint, action, and change.

Course Dates: 15th November 2022, 17th January 2022, 14th March 2022

For more information: 

Course poster

Course Information Sheet

 

SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience

Are you ready to return to work?

Join us for 2 interactive workshops designed to equip you with all the tools you need to return to work with confidence, enhanced skills and a resilient mindset.

We will show you how to:

  • Measure you current resilience
  • Take a deep dive into the psychology that supports improved mental wellbeing
  • Master the core skills required for resilience
  • Develop a bespoke toolkit to foster wellbeing and resilience for the rest of your career

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

18 November & 2 December 2022

10 & 17 March 2023

 

SuppoRTT: Building Personal and Professional Wellbeing

Join Jo Clarke and discover how you can combat stress in work and home life, feel better, be more productive and content. This highly engaging and practical training will give you a clear understanding of what stress is really all about and the link between stress and poor health.

You’ll learn...

  • 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

You will take away...

  • Your personal resilience profile
  • Comprehensive workbook
  • Access to 3-month online follow up support
  • FREE downloads for relaxation support

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

14 & 15 February 2023

 

SuppoRTT: Essential Skills for Medic Mums

A one day workshop to equip you with the tools to find balance between your professional life and motherhood

Discover fundamental tools to:

  • Prevent Burnout
  • Find Balance in the transition to motherhood
  • Enhance your Confidence
  • Stay grounded and focussed on fulfilling your potential

Delegates will be able to identify and prioritise their own needs and what is important to them in order to prevent overwhelm and burnout.

Find confidence in their new identity-motherhood and professional.

Discover emotional awareness, boundaries and how to show up as your best self.

For course promotion flyer click here

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

7 November 2022

23 January 2023

27 February 2023

 

SuppoRTT: Finding Energy, Time, Support and Focus - Healthy CPD and Revision Practices for Busy Doctors Juggling Busy Lives

The introduction of children, eldercare, family health issues, or a move following on partner’s work, introduces many new struggles, questions and dilemmas for dual-career couples. At the heart of this transition is the question for a new season of life: ‘How are we going to make this work?’ This course aims to help you navigate this time and feel a greater sense of control and clarity in how you shape the next season of your life and work (especially for dual career couples or anyone following a major life transition).

Objectives of this course are: 

  • The challenges of returning to work;
  • The latest research on dual-career couples and practical insights we can use;
  • Models of engagement and stress at work, and how they help us understand our experience of work;
  • The latest research into time poverty and attention;
  • Environmental, contextual, and social factors that affect our focus;
  • The latest learning science and how it applies to trainee medical professionals;
  • Research on behaviour change and how it can help trainees.

The content is delivered in a mix of interactive short talks, small group conversations, practical exercises putting theory and ideas into practice, guided self-coaching activities and action planning.

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

17 January 2023

15 February 2023

 

Face to Face and Virtual

OOP Study Group

Previously ran at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield (opposite Sheffield Children’s Hospital). These sessions would run 13:00-15:00 and would be facilitated by guest speakers from different specialties,  attendees were 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.

Currently there are no study groups running, if you would like to set one up in your area please see below and contact our team.

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 .

 

Face to Face Activities

The SuppoRTT Team organises and supports a variety of Return To Training Activities, those detailed below are currently available Face to Face. Please find below key course information along with how to book.  You can also find a Calendar of all RTT-A below the virtual course tab. Our SuppoRTT Newsletter details all courses running over the next 3 months, and the course catalogue provides further details of the courses we run.

 

SuppoRTT: Human Factors & Communication

Multiple dates available

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The SuppoRTT human factors and communication course is a one day course using a blended approach of e-Learning, presentations and simulation-based education provided within a safe learning environment. The main themes of the day are; breaking significant news using actors as simulated patient relatives, dealing with conflict and a video-assisted exercise to explore and discuss the importance of human factors within the healthcare setting.

 

This course provides a safe environment for doctors returning to practice to improve their confidence in breaking significant news, dealing with conflict and develop their understanding of the importance of human factors, within a healthcare setting. Health Education England recognised that postgraduate medical trainees require flexibility within their career pathway and a “step on-step off” approach. Enhancing working lives and building upon this flexible approach, supports the trainee both personally and professionally and will hopefully enrich the quality of patient care.

 

Please note, 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. All delegates are expected to complete the Improvement Academy’s Bronze Level Human Factors training before attending the day.

 

Please view this course flyer for more information

 Attendee Feedback

“Excellent”

“Maybe a few speciality specific scenarios at hand to use if attendees would find them useful. Although principles of good communication are the same so scenarios can be generic”

“More hands-on session with simulated patient”

 

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

09 December 2022

 

Running at: Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Mexborough - Doncaster

 

SuppoRTT: Clinical Skills & Simulation

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This one day course utilises a blended approach of presentations, group work and simulation based learning provided within a safe environment. Trainees can have the choice between attending this course alone or in combination with the Human Factors day undertaken at the Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre (MCSC). The day commences with an introduction and orientation to the MCSC. The first session is a presentation of the established A to E process as recommended by the Resuscitation Council (UK) [4], after which the group is split up into two. The trainees then have the opportunity to practise clinical skills on medical task trainers such as performing cannulation, venepuncture and simple airway management techniques.
 

A group discussion is then undertaken in connection with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Sepsis 6 protocol [5] and also the National Early Warning Scoring system (NEWS2) [6]. Upon commencement of the afternoon the trainees are given the opportunity to participate in simulated-based learning scenarios (SBL). According to Rudolph, Simon, Dufresne and Raemer (2007) undertaking a SBL experience enables the participant to reflect, analyse and improve their own practice (7). Consideration of the trainees circumstances were taken into account and they were allowed to undertake the simulated-scenarios either as an individual, team approach, group table top exercise or abstain if they so wished. This then allowed the trainees to rehearse and recognise the severity of illness and bridge the gap between theory and practice using SBL.
 

The SuppoRTT skills and simulation one day course provides a safe environment for doctors returning to practice to improve their confidence in A to E assessment of the critically unwell patient in a healthcare setting. Health Education England recognised that postgraduate medical trainees require flexibility within their career pathway and a “step on-step off” approach is required. Enhancing working lives and building upon this flexible approach supports the trainee both personally and professionally and will hopefully enrich the quality of patient care.

 

Please view this course flyer for more information

 Attendee Feedback

 

"Significantly increased confidence in my clinical and team working/human factors competencies in great non-judgemental encouraging space"

"It would be good to have more speciality scenarios within the course; I appreciate that depends on number of people and types of specialists attending each course"

"Pace and level was appropriate for returning to work"

"Very helpful to boost confidence and supportive"

"Informal, adapted to our needs, skills set and level"

"Very relevant topics covered with evidence base of cutting edge education evidence"

"Customised the delivery according to the attendees"

"Excellent team with excellent instructors"

"Was nervous about the scenarios"

 

Course Dates, select the course date for more information and to book your place

Running at: Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Mexborough - Doncaster

 

 

Return to Acute Care Training (ReACT) Course

This course is directed by Consultants in Acute Specialties who have expertise in simulation training and in supporting core and higher specialist trainees returning to hospital practice. Bradford has hosted a national return to work course for anaesthetists (GAS again, endorsed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists) annually since 2011 and so has a wealth of experience in this area.

The interactive, hands-on nature of the course will focus on building trainees' confidence. It will signpost important updates, coping strategies and sources of support. It will also help them to set realistic expectations and to identify areas for personal development.

The course includes:

  • High fidelity emergency scenarios
  • Clinical skills practice
  • Communication workshop
  • Multi-disciplinary team training
  • This course is aimed all trainees that are returning to work after a period of absence.
  • 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

A high faculty to delegate ratio provides a bespoke and nurturing environment throughout the day.

Available for all specialities

For event flyer click here

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Attendee Feedback

“Just wanted to say thank you again. It was the first face to face teaching I have had in over a year and has really made me feel more confident in my return to work, although online resources can be useful I don’t think it’s any substitution for proper face to face and simulation training”

“Thank you for making the effort with all the safety measures in place to make sure the day was able to go ahead, it was much appreciated by everyone”

“It has been really useful to meet other trainees in a similar situation and to hear stories from the faculty who have all had time off, I am feeling less daunted about returning to work”

“Very, very approachable and made me feel really comfortable”

“very well organised, good clinical cases, good discussions, great faculty members”

"Really lovely team, all clearly empathetic to the challenges of returning and feeling a bit slow/nervous about clinical work. Everyone was kind and reassuring."

"Non judgemental, supportive and humorous atmosphere."

"Fantastic, particularly liked that [the course was] tailored to our grade and speciality"

For more information or to book your place please contact:

Facilities.Administration@bthft.nhs.uk

Telephone: 07976447454

3rd February 2023, 08:00-16:00

5th July 2023, 08:00-16:00

4th October 2023, 08:00-16:00

Running at: Simulation Centre, Field House, Bradford Royal Infirmary

 

Time Out Redefined - SuppoRTT Conference

This is a conference for trainees who are thinking about, on or recently returned from a period of out of programme. The conference should empower the attendees to feel supported, positive and engaged about returning to work. This will be through a series of lectures, peer to peer support, networking and professional support.

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For more information please email SuppoRTT Champion Freya Smith-Jack freya.smith-jack@nhs.net

Date: 18th November 2022

Location: Magna Science Adventure Centre, Magna Way, Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1FD

Ticket Details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/402362796957 

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SuppoRTT: Difficult Conversations in Paediatrics for International Medical Graduates

This is a course specifically aimed at International Medical Graduate trainees working in Paediatrics. The course aims to give the participants skills in dealing with the challenging conversations that arise in day-to-day practice and to improve success in post graduate exams.

The aims of the course are:

  • To improve communication skills when dealing with difficult conversations.
  • To gain insight into what cultural and linguistic issues International Doctors may face. 

For more information and details on how to book please click here

Date: 30 January 2023

Venue: Blenheim House, Leeds

 

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Communication Skills for International Medical Graduates working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This is a course specifically aimed at International Medical Graduate trainees working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The course aims to give the participants skills in dealing with the challenging conversations that arise in day-to-day practice.

The aims of the course are:

  • To improve communication skills when dealing with difficult conversations.
  • To gain insight into what cultural and linguistic issues International Doctors may face. 

For more information and details on how to book please click here

Date: 15 February 2023

Venue: Blenheim House, Leeds

 

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Communication Course for International Medical Graduate Internal Medicine Trainee

This is a course specifically aimed at International Medical Graduate trainees who are on the Internal Medicine Training Programme. It is designed to cover many of the challenging conversations that you will encounter as a physician.

The aims of the course are:

  • To equip participants to deal with skills to handle the more challenging conversations that commonly occur during your Internal Medicine Training.
  • To improve confidence in communication skills.

For more information and details on how to book please click here

Date: 16 February 2023

Venue: Blenheim House, Leeds

Calendar of SuppoRTT Courses for Trainees

Calendar of SuppoRTT Courses for Trainees

November 2022

Tuesday 1st November 

10:00 - 12:00    Mindfulness: An Introduction

Monday 7th November

09:20 - 16:45    Essential Skills for Medic Mums

Thursday 10th November

09:20 - 15:30    Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience

Tuesday 15th November

09:30 - 12:30    How to stop Burn-out ruining your career

19:30 - 21:00    Have you been Affected by Racism During your Training?

Friday 18th November

09:30 - 12:30    Return with Resilience

09:00 - 17:00    Time Out Redefined Conference (face-to-face)

 

December 2022

Friday 9th December

09:00 - 16:30   Human Factors & Communication

 

January 2023

Friday 6th January

10:00 - 13:00     Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever

Friday 13th January

09:30 - 16:30      Confidence Training (Face-to-Face)

Tuesday 17th January

09:30 - 15:30     Finding Energy, Time, Support and Focus - Healthy CPD and Revision Practices for Busy Doctors Juggling Busy Lives

19:30 - 21:00     Have you been affected by Racism During your Training?

Wednesday 18th January

09:30 - 12:30    How to Manage Empathy in Clinical Practice

Friday 20th January

09:30 - 16:30     Clinical Skills & Simulation

09:30 - 15:30     How to Manage Conflict

Monday 23rd January

09:20 - 16:45     Essential Skills for Medic Mums

Monday 30th January

09:00 - 15:00     Difficult Conversations in Paediatrics for International Medical Graduates

Tuesday 31st January

09:30 - 16:30     Mindfulness for Well-Being (Face-to-Face)

February 2023

Wednesday 1st February

10:00 - 15:00   Managing Imposter Syndrome for SuppoRTT

Friday 3rd February

09:15 - 12:30   Confidence Training

Monday 6th February

13:30 - 16:30    How to Stop Burn-Out Ruining Your Career 

Tuesday 7th February

14:00 - 16:00    Mindfulness: An Introduction

Wednesday 8th February

10:00 - 15:00    Know Your Why for SuppoRTT

Thursday 9th February

10:00 - 15:00    Interpersonal Skills Workshop

Tuesday 14th February

09:30 - 12:30    Building Personal and Professional Wellbeing

Wednesday 15th February

09:30 - 15:30    Finding Energy, Time, Support & Focus - Healthy CPD and Revision Practices for Busy Doctors Juggling Busy Lives

09:00 - 15:00    Interpersonal Communication Skills for International Medical Graduates working in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Thursday 16th February

09:00 - 15:00    Interpersonal Communication Course for International Medical Graduate Internal Medicine Trainees

Tuesday 21st February

09:15 - 12:30    Mindfulness for Well-Being Training

Monday 27th February

09:20 - 16:45    Essential Skills for Medic Mums

 

March 2023

Friday 3rd March

09:30 - 16:30    Clinical Skills & Simulation

09:30 - 12:30    How to Manage Empathy in Clinical Practice

Tuesday 7th March

10:00 - 12:00    Mindfulness: An Introduction

Thursday 9th March

09:15 - 12:30     Confidence Training

Friday 10th March

09:30 - 12:30    Return with Resilience

Tuesday 14th March

19:30 - 21:00    Have you Been Affected by Racism During your Training?

Wednesday 15th March

10:00 - 15:00    Know Your Why for SuppoRTT

Wednesday 22nd March

09:15 - 12:30     Mindfulness for Well-Being Training

Friday 24th March

09:30 - 15:30    How to Manage Conflict

Resources & Activities for Educators / Supervisors

Resources & Activities for Educators / Supervisors

This tab has been created to include all resources available for Supervisors and Educators. This page is continuously updated with the most relevant and up to date information and courses available.

Building a More SuppoRTTive Culture

This e-learning module has been developed for all NHS staff, whether clinical or non-clinical, because every individual within the healthcare system has a role to play in building a positive, supportive culture, both for returning trainees and the wider NHS.

The module explores the significance of organisational culture in shaping the experience of trainees returning to work, and in creating an NHS that is safe for the patients it serves, and in which its staff can thrive.

It aims to highlight the fundamental role of every single person within the healthcare system in building a positive, supportive culture, and offer guidance on the measures that individuals can take to bring about positive cultural change. 

 

SuppoRTT - Educator Training Resource

This e-learning module has been developed specifically for Trainers & Supervisors.

Content includes

  • Introduction to SuppoRTT
  • Trainee Concerns
  • SuppoRTT process for Supervisors
  • Resources including KIT/SPLIT, Mentoring and Courses

 

CARATS (Competence Assessment & Recommendations for Additional Training and Support) Form

For International Medical Graduates.

This form should be completed for any doctor at any hospital in the Yorkshire & Humber region, who fulfils the following criteria:

  • Primary Medical Degree obtained from non-UK medical school
  • Less than 6 months full time postgraduate experience working for an acute NHS trust
  • Employed at any grade below consultant either as part of a training scheme or as trust grade

It is intended to identify additional induction / training needs that should be made available to the doctor and to outline how the additional support will be delivered.

Please send completed copy of the form to supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Support your Trainee to Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience

Join our experienced tutors who are practising NHS doctors and take time to consider how you can support trainees. We recognise from the GMC review (caring for doctors caring for patients) that there are considerable challenges faced by all doctors working within the NHS, with 1 in 3 doctors suffering work related stress and 1 in 4 trainees experiencing burnout.

Become better equipped to support your trainees develop effective self-care strategies to improve their wellbeing and maintain high levels of resilience. 

The workshop will focus on:

  • Time and space to reflect on recent challenges
  • Effects of Health, Illness, Stress and Fatigue on Work
  • Learn to manage energy not your time
  • Explore work life balance and develop positive intelligence
  • Strategies for self-care and enhancing our resilience and that of others 
  • Creating a supportive culture in the workplace
  • Recognising & Supporting colleagues in difficulty

For Course Poster Click Here. 

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Please select the course date for further information and to book your place

8 December 2022  09:20-15:30

 

SuppoRTT Training the Trainer Session for Education Supervisors - Skills and Tools for ES's Working with Returning Trainees

This interactive workshop will introduce ES's to a range of tools for educational supervision and to the 10 minute pause - an easy-to-use model for team supervision and wellbeing used extensively in healthcare teams across the UK.

A mixture of theory and small group work in the session means participants will be able to take away and use their learning immediately in their educational role with returning trainees. Some tools will be drawn from schools of coaching and others from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which has a robust evidence base for practical tools addressing anxiety). The range of tools offered is informed by working with SuppoRTT since its inception and listening to feedback from both trainees and trainers.

Please select the course date for further information and to book your place

28 February 2023 09:00-12:00

28 March 2023 14:00-17:00

 

 

SuppoRTTing Trainee Wellbeing as a Supervisor

This course is aimed at educational and clinical supervisors who have a role in supporting colleagues wellbeing. It will focus on how to recognise the signs of stress and burnout in others, how we understand our own wellbeing, how we can act as role models and signposting to additional resources.

The aims of the course are:

  • Understand your wellbeing, in particular the challenges to it and the ways in which you cope with these
  • Recognising signs of stress and burnout
  • An appreciation of how to support colleagues, including where to find additional help

The Learning Outcomes are:

  • Recognise the signs of stress in themselves and others
  • Recognise the signs of burnout
  • Know where to access support resources for doctors in training

Please select the course date for further information and to book your place

5 December 2022

6 March 2023

 

SuppoRTT Trainers – Taming Teaching Technology

This course covers a range of applications (apps) and websites to give SuppoRTT trainers confidence to embrace modern teaching technologies. As a result of this course, SuppoRTT trainers will be able to use technology to create dynamic and participative teaching and training, utilising on-line breakout rooms, interactive whiteboards, polls, quizzes and other enhancements to their presentation content.

Apps and websites such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Slido, JamBoard, Nearpod, Socrative and Mentimeter will be covered to help trainers feel confident in their ability to make their teaching and training interactive and engaging, whether being delivered online or in a more traditional face-to-face environment such as a classroom or lecture theatre.

The course will be delivered as a whole-day online participative workshop including presentation content, demonstrations, individual work and group tasks, to explore the issues in more depth in a supportive and friendly learning environment. The workshops will give delegates an opportunity to practice utilising some of the technologies, apps and/or websites within their own teaching content.

Aims of the course:

  • An overview of teaching and training tools available within Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Demonstration of interactive tools such as breakout rooms, interactive ‘whiteboards’, polls, quizzes, and other related features
  • An overview of how different apps and websites can be integrated within Teams, Zoom, PowerPoint, etc.
  • An opportunity to practice using a variety of tools – from both the trainee and trainer perspective – and time to reflect and plan on how some of the different features/apps could be utilised to improve their own teaching and training sessions

 

Please select the course date for further information and to book your place

12 December 2022 09:30 to 16:00

6 February 2022 09:30 to 16:00

17 March 2022 09:30 to 16:00

 

 

SuppoRTT: Supporting Trainees Through Supervision

Supervisors will gain justified confidence in working with trainees through working together on simulated likely situations.

The aim of this course is to help supervisors to try out approaches to use with supporting returning trainees through effective supervision sessions.

The objectives of this course are…

  • Compare and contrast the roles of Clinical and Educational Supervisors
  • Explain the overall structure required for educational and clinical supervision
  • Prepare appropriately for meetings between supervisor and trainee

Use a variety of techniques to bring the best out of trainees

The learning outcomes of this course are..

  • Describe the issues that may cause problems for returning trainees
  • Recognise the warning signs of continuing problems
  • Apply techniques to enhance one-to-one supervision sessions in typical and more challenging situations
  • Help students reflect on their performance honestly
  • Access appropriate pathways to help trainees further

Please select the course date for further information and to book your place

9 January 2023

20 March 2023

 

Mindfulness: An Introduction

Mindfulness is an evidence based intervention which has been shown to help in the management of stress and enhance well-being. This session is aimed at trainees, trainers, NHS and HEE YH staff. SuppoRTT trainees will be given first preference but others are welcome. The session is facilitated by Dr Sanjay Suri, Consultant Paediatrician alternating with Dr Shubhada Suri, GP, who are both mindfulness teachers and have qualified from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University in Wales.

The session is 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.

Please select the course date for further information and to book your place

1 November 2022

7 February 2023

7 March 2023

 

Calendar of SuppoRTT Courses for Trainers

December 2022

Monday 5th December

09:30 - 12:30     SuppoRTTing Trainee Wellbeing as a Supervisor

Thursday 8th December

09:20 - 15:30    Support Your Trainee to Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience

Monday 12th December

 

09:30 - 16:00    SuppoRTT Trainers - Taming Teaching Technology

 

January 2023

Monday 9th January 

10:00 - 12:30    Supporting Trainees Through Supervision

 

February 2023

Monday 6th February 

09:30 - 16:00   SuppoRTT Trainers - Taming Teaching Technology

Tuesday 28th February

09:00 - 12:00   SuppoRTT Training the Trainer Session for Educational Supervisors

 

March 2023

Monday 6th March

09:30 - 12:30   SuppoRTTing Trainee Wellbeing as a Supervisor

Friday 17th March

09:30 - 16:00   SuppoRTT Trainers - Taming Teaching Technology

Monday 20th March

10:30 - 12:30   Supporting Trainees Through Supervision

Tuesday 28th March

14:00 - 17:00   Training the Trainer Session for Educational Supervisors

SuppoRTT Champions

SuppoRTT Champions

Who are the SuppoRTT Champions?

SuppoRTT Champions  are experienced NHS professionals  based in most secondary care Trusts and the psychiatry Specialty School in Yorkshire and Humber . Their role is to provide leadership within the Trust/School to ensure that the SuppoRTT strategy is fully implemented and results in a high-quality supported return to training for all.

The SuppoRTT Champion can

-       Provides trainees and supervisors with guidance regarding the relevant policies and available resources.

The trainee’s first point of contact is their educational supervisor or training programme director throughout the return-to-work process. However, the SuppoRTT Champions are useful contacts to help with any additional SuppoRTT queries directly related to your Trust. You can view all Champion profiles via 'view All' or select individuals to learn a little more about them.

The SuppoRTT Champions are useful contacts to help with any SuppoRTT queries directly related to your Trust. You can view all Champion profiles via 'view All' or select individuals to learn a little more about them.

View All

School of Psychiatry Airedale Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Juliette Kennedy

Juliette.kennedy@nhs.net  

Martin Kelsey

Martin.kelsey@anhst.nhs.uk

Shobha Sivaramakrishnan

shobha.sivaramakrishnan@nhs.net

 

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

David Wilkinson

david.wilkinson@bthft.nhs.uk

Pamela Ohadike

pamela.ohadike@cht.nhs.uk

Ip Scarrott

supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk 

 

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Hiten Thaker

hiten.thaker@nhs.net

 

Catherine Tandy

catherinetandy@nhs.net

 

Kelly Heckingbottom-Plunkett & Ian Wilson

kelly.heckingbottom-plunkett@nhs.net & Ian.Wilson@midyorks.nhs.uk

 

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust   Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Maja Kotlinska & Rajan Bhojwani

maja.kotlinska@nhs.net

rajan.bhojwani@nhs.net

Clare Smith

clare.smith77@nhs.net

 

Karen Griffin

karen.griffin9@nhs.net

 

 

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Freya Smith-Jack & Olunfunso Olarinde

Freya.smith-jack@nhs.net

olufunso.olarinde1@nhs.net

Jenny King & Suzanne Francis

jenny.king7@nhs.net

suzanne.francis@york.nhs.uk

 

Health Toolbox

Health Toolbox logo

The collaborative local knowledge resource for professional healthcare communities

Dr Toolbox is an award winning UK based website set up and run by NHS doctors. It is the collaborative local knowledge resource for healthcare professionals that deserve a safe induction. It is the wikipedia of how to get stuff done in hospitals. Each hospital has its own domain, co-ordinated by a lead editor who reviews the information, and a senior clinician who provides support and continuity.

 

What is Health Toolbox?

Health Toolbox is a secure online information resource set up by Trainees to help to better orientate themselves with their hospital and department. Including contact numbers, referral methods, handbooks & guides. Easily accessible information at local level ensures that healthcare professionals can be as efficient and effective as possible in carrying out their role. This in turn has positive impacts on patient safety as well as education and training.

What information is Health Toolbox for?

  • Handbooks written by doctors in training for their Job and Specialty
  • Contact details such as telephone numbers, bleep numbers and emails
  • Local information e.g. how to make speciality referrals or know how on requesting investigations
  • It can also be used resource for teaching and post graduate medical education

How can you access Health Toolbox?

  • Health Toolbox is available online and via an App. To find out if your Local Trust has a Health Toolbox site, please visit the Health Toolbox website.
  • Here you will find a list of all registered Trusts. Once you have located the Trust you'd like to access, select and register as directed.
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Health Toolbox App

The Health Toolbox App downloads the content of your hospital toolbox and stores it for future reading even when offline. When your device becomes online, the App reconnects to the server and is updated to the latest version. 

You need

  • A recent iOS™ or Android™ device. Get our app from the App store or the Play store. 
    • The WebApp can be installed in modern mobile browsers just by clicking on the button. It has an offline functionality similar to the native apps. 
  • A Health Toolbox account. Registration is free using your work email. 
  • For a link to download the App please visit the Health Toolbox website.

 

 

Coaching

Coaching

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

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 and further information can be found on our website.

Resources and Useful Contacts

Resources and Useful Contacts

SuppoRTTive Culture

Many trainees have found that the culture of their workplace has proven to be an obstacle when they return to training, and this can prove to be a barrier to accessing SuppoRTT resources. In order for trainees, patients and the wider NHS to benefit from the valuable resources that SuppoRTT offers, we need to ensure that trainees returning to work are welcomed into a positive, supportive working environment.

Everyone within the health service has a role to play in creating this positive culture, and improving the culture for returning trainees has a knock-on effect in improving culture in the whole NHS; leading to better wellbeing for staff, and safer patient care.

Health Education England have recently developed an e-learning module to support all healthcare staff in building a more SuppoRTTive culture. 

For the SuppoRTT programme to succeed, we need to ensure that it is backed up by a positive training environment.

A film was launched July 2021, featuring an array of people promoting supportive culture for returning trainees; from trainees themselves to consultants, academics and NHS leaders.

 

 

 

e-Learning has been specifically designed for Trainees

Recently released, this e-Learning has been specifically designed for Trainees with the following objectives in mind:

  • Understand the Supported Return to Training process.
  • Recognise common issues and concerns for returning trainees.
  • Gain information on the sources of support Trainees may find helpful when returning to training.
  • Hear from other trainees on their positive experiences of returning to training.

Find the e-Learning here: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/676107

Please note there may be small regional differences however the process remains the same. Please always refer to our SuppoRTT Webpage for our regional specific guidance and resources.

 

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.

My SuppoRTT

 

Support for Doctors

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

 

HEE YH SuppoRTT Videos

The below video links provide a personal account of some of the issues and concerns raised, during Supported Return to Training.

1) Pre Absence Plans: https://vimeo.com/390534354/36919f03bd

2) Initial Return to Training Meeting: https://vimeo.com/390536533/66a1697200

3) Return Review Meeting: https://vimeo.com/390539676/81255346a7

 

Well-being Resources

List of all Guardians of speaking up, in each Trust

Webinars for returning Paediatric Trainees

KIT & SPLIT Guidance (July 2020)  

Wellbeing and Counselling Services 

Wellbeing Support for the Dental Team

Breastfeeding Legal Rights

 

 

School Specific Webpages & Resources
Back in Orbit: HEYH School of Ophthalmology initiative for trainees returning from time out

The School of Ophthalmology recognises the specific challenges faced by
Trainees when returning to work after time out (e.g. for parental leave, sick
leave, career break or OOP). Guided by the findings of a regional survey in
2020 of current and former trainees who have experience of this, they have
developed a toolkit of resources for educational supervisors, college tutors
and returning Doctors to aid re-integration into training following time away.

Please check out their webpage linked below.

 

School of Paediatrics

Feeling lost: you are not alone - London School of Paediatrics 2021. Consultants and Trainees share their stories of challenges in their training - some personal, some professional - hopeful messages and advice on how to seek support. Lots of general themes that would be relevant to all specialties.

 

 

 

EVRT Videos and Undergraduate Videos

Please see below EVRT Videos. ‘’EVRT’’ (Educational Videos for Returning Trainees) is a SCH junior doctor-led video project funded by HEE and supported by GGME, designed to aid junior doctors returning to front-line Paediatric work at Sheffield Children’s Hospital from time out training.

 

EVRT: Cardiac Arrest

 

EVRT: Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

 

EVRT: Burns and Toxic Shock Syndrome

 

EVRT: Seizure Requiring Buccal Midazolam

 

SuppoRTT Teams Across the Country

SuppoRTT Teams Across the Country

Please see below the contact information and webpages for all SuppoRTT teams across the country. For Trainees who are transferring to another region during or following an absence, we recommend you contact your new regional SuppoRTT Team to notify them of your return which will ensure you do not miss out on any support they have available for you.

Regional Webpage Regional SuppoRTT Team Contact
East Midlands SuppoRTT.em@hee.nhs.uk
East of England supportt.eoe@hee.nhs.uk 
London srtt.lase@hee.nhs.uk
North East educationsupport.ne@hee.nhs.uk   
North West SuppoRTT.nw@hee.nhs.uk
Peninsula supportt.sw@hee.nhs.uk
Severn supportt.sw@hee.nhs.uk
Thames Valley srtt.tv@hee.nhs.uk
Wessex SuppoRTT.wx@hee.nhs.uk
West Midlands SuppoRTT.wm@hee.nhs.uk
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Support & Welllbeing Resources

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.  

 

COVID 19 supporting documents

Shielding Documents (December 2020)

Guidance on managing clinically displaced Trainees 

Guidance summary for clinically displaced Trainees

Yorkshire and Humber shielding process

Shielding Trainee Advisory Group Resources for Trainees

SuppoRTT During Covid-19 

Making SuppoRTT available for shielding and after redeployment

National SuppoRTT Webpage

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

Discretionary Offer 

Outlining the principles underpinning HEE’s discretionary Supported Return to Training offer

National SuppoRTT Guide - Return to Training (COVID 19) 

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):

Wellbeing Support for the Dental Team

COVID19 Webinars for Doctors and Dentists in training

Click on the date to see the webinar slides

12 May 2020

19 May 2020

2 June 2020

7 July 2020

03 November 2020

SuppoRTT for Doctors returning to work in the pandemic

Covid-19 Refresher Webinar

A knowledge refresher session for doctors who have been redeployed or are returning to work during the Covid-19 pandemic
Recording available here.
 

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.

Multiple Dates available please view the SuppoRTT Activities Tab for more information. A calendar is provided at the bottom of the tab. Details can also be found on the SuppoRTT Newsletter or Course Calendar.

PSU & SuppoRTT Podcasts now available

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

Full listings also detailed on the National SuppoRTT webpage.

Interactive e-learning and immersive 360* video resource - remote consulting

This is an online e-learning and immersive 360* video resource based around a remote consultation. It was originally developed with shielding/displaced trainees in mind, however this will be a useful resource for anyone consulting remotely. It addresses key skills including communication, using the multidisciplinary team, clinical management and safeguarding, as well as offering the opportunity to 'step inside' the consultation from the patient's perspective!