What other support could I access?
In the first instance, we encourage you to speak with your educational supervisor about career related issues.
However, if you are considering a move away from Medicine or are unsure of which specialty to choose and need more advice, we have a dedicated careers team who can help. There are a number of ways of accessing careers support in the East Midlands region:
- Work with individuals
- Career workshops for small groups
- Web and VLE resources
- Foundation School and Specialty School events and workshops
Supported Return To Training
Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) is a nationally driven initiative aimed to support doctors who are out of training safely return to work and their training programme. It applies to trainees who have been out of training for a period of 3 months or more: parental leave, sick leave/phased return and those trainees on OOP (out of Programme).
The Supported Return to Training Team in the East Midlands aims to support all trainees to return to training safely and confidently after a sustained period of absence for any reason. The team will provide full and impartial advice on the SuppoRTT scheme and signpost opportunities available in the region and nationally.
PSW guidance for trainees experiencing financial hardship
We recognise that you can unexpectedly find yourself in a situation where your finances come under pressure due to a variety of personal circumstances. It is possible that you might feel worried that your financial situation may impact on your ability to progress your training. Whatever the reason, we would recommend that you think through options with those who are close to you at an early stage. While HEE cannot provide direct financial assistance you will find it helpful to talk to your educational supervisor since there may be options to take the pressure off your training while maintaining your income and stabilising your finances. Please also feel free to contact us in the PSW for a confidential chat. You are not alone and the following provide specific help which is available for trainee doctors and dentists;
However difficult it may be, the message is that those around you and your PSW are here to help.
Death of a doctor in training
Sudden Death of Doctors in Training: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/doctors-training/sudden-death-doctors-training . The documents on this page have been written to provide guidance for those tragic occasions when doctors in training have died unexpectedly. Its purpose is to provide a framework to support Postgraduate Deans and their teams to respond promptly, comprehensively and appropriately in these circumstances. The documents deal with a particularly difficult set of issues and very difficult circumstances.
Please download the PSU External Resources List from the related documents section at the bottom of this page for more information about other organisations or groups you could contact depending on your specific situation.