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Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT)

18 May 2023

The SuppoRTT programme exists to support all postgraduate doctors in training to return to training safely and confidently after a sustained period of absence (three months or more) away from NHS-type practice.  

At any time, a proportion of postgraduate doctors in training may be taking approved time out of training for a wide variety of personal and professional reasons, such as further training, caring responsibilities, ill health, and research. 

Through the SuppoRTT programme, you can receive: 

- Enhanced supervision on return, including no unsupervised on-call for the first 10 working days 

- Online and face-to-face refresher courses and simulation training 

- Mentoring and professional coaching 

- Online learning sources including virtual reality training 

- Funding for other courses or training as required 

Within our region the programme is managed through our regional hub and a network of SuppoRTT champions covering south west trusts and primary care. The champions act as local ambassadors targeting returning postgraduate doctors in training. The support hub manages this regional network: providing reports from the Trainee Information System (TIS), supervising funding for local projects and SuppoRTT fellows, chairing a monthly regional network meeting, and working with other regions and trusts to enhance the process. 

- Adam Malin, Associate Dean for SuppoRTT across the south west 

- Evette May, Team Leader, Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education 

- Giovanna Edwards, Senior Business and Education Manager 

- Abbie Nye, Regional SuppoRTT Fellow 

You can contact the team via email.