SuppoRTT for Trainers

The SuppoRTT Team is keen to ensure our trainers are fully supported to help trainees return to clinical practice. 

We have produced a number of documents to help trainers understand the SuppoRTT Offer to trainees and provide tips for trainers who are providing support to trainees:

1) The SuppoRTT Offer to Trainees

2) Top Tips for Trainers

3) The SuppoRTT Flowchart

All documents can viewed in the documents section below.

The HEE London and KSS region have produced a video to aid trainers who are supporting trainees back into training and it can be found at  Please note that the processes shown in this video are specific to the London & KSS team and are not necessarily available in the East Midlands.

In 2018-early 2019 we ran face-to-face courses for trainers to help them support trainees.  These courses are due to be replaced with online training via the E-learning For Health website by Sept 2019.  More information will be sent out to trainers via their TPD's or Programme Managers in due course and will also appear here.

The NHS Leadership Academy run a Return to Work Mentoring Programme which trainers may find useful.  Further details can be found here  Please note that there is a charge for this course.

Update Aug 2019:

SuppoRTT Champions are currently being recruited in both Schools and Trusts and are funded by the SuppoRTT scheme.  The Champions will be trust-based Senior Consultants (alternative arrangements are being made for GP trainees) whose role will be to support returning doctors where necessary, upskill Trainers and signpost support.  There will be one Champion per trust and one Champion per School.  There will be a short period where Champions are upskilled prior to starting their posts.