SuppoRTT – Supported Return to Training for Yorkshire and Humber


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Many trainees take a period of absence from training for a number of reasons which can often vary in duration. This can include; Parental leave, OOP, Carers leave and Sickness. HEE understands that regardless of the reason, returning back into training can be a difficult and stressful time for a trainee. However, you are not on your own, Health Education England and your School are here to support and guide you through this process.

Did you know that there is a regional ‘Supported Return to Training Programme Guidance’ document? If you have been absent for a period of 3 months or over, it is strongly recommended that you follow it. It has been designed to be flexible and take into account the differing nature and length of absence, as well as the speciality and stage of your training, to ensure that you can safely return and practice within their training programme.

There is also a regional SuppoRTT programme which includes events and days that can you attend. This includes training and support for; educational days, clinical simulation days, mentorship and coaching, building your personal and professional well-being and practical advice and sign posting.

Remember, Health Education England and our Schools can provide you with support you need to return to training. You just need to ask!

Below are several links that can help you to identify what your available options are and how we can support you.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact the SuppoRTT team, via email at [email protected].

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