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

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

The programme applies 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 individulised 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 the HEE Naitonal SuppRTT RSM Evaluation ( a 3 year Longditudial Evaluation), more  information can be found on the HEE National SuppoRTT website. 

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

 

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Support & Support for Shielding Trainees

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.  

 

Links You May Find Useful During This Time

Updated 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 

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  Discretionary Offer - outlining the principles underpinning HEE’s discretionary Supported Return to Training offer
SuppoRTT During Covid 19 making SuppoRTT available for shielding and after redeployment   National SuppoRTT Guide - Return to Training (COVID 19) 
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National SuppoRTT Webpage  

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):

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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

 

Wellbeing Support for the Dental Team

 

COVID19 Webinars for Doctors and Dentists in training:

The next session is 2nd March 2021, 13:00

Click here for the agenda and how to submit your questions

Access link here

 
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 avaliable 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

 

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

 

NEW

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! 

Please see the short promotional video, which gives a flavour of the resource.The full resource can be found here

 

 

 

Evaluation survey link:

This resource has been designed by trainees, for trainees. Please help us to shape this and future resources by filling in this 5-minute survey:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/remoteconsultation/

 

 

 

Wellbeing Resources

The SuppoRTT Team will continue to update all our resources as they are developed and provided to us.

 

HEE Supported Return to Training Intelligent Question bank - Powered by Ques

HEE Quesmed is a free learning resource to help you return to training. Collaborating with Health Education England, we have developed a question based resource to help you review key concepts and scenarios you may face when managing patients on the frontline.

 Key topics we cover include:

* Acutely unwell patients

* Assessment of medical and surgical patients

* Management of cardiac arrest and advanced life support

* Management of palliative patients and end of life care

* Prescribing

* Data interpretation

* Specialty based topics

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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.  

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Beyond Coaching - Free Resilience toolkit for NHS Employees and Key Workers

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NHS Practitioner Website have gathered information and resources together to help you and signpost you to routes for support

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NHS Employers have provided a comprehensive list of Free Wellbeing Apps available for NHS Staff. Please visit their website, here

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Academy of Royal Medical Colleges provide tips, wellbeing resources, Psychological First Aid, supporting patients who are presenting with symptoms of psychological distress

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BMA have a range of services and information to help support you, including their counselling service which is open 24/7 to all Doctors and medical students. It’s confidential and free of charge

Please visit their website, here

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Unmind are offering free access to their mental wellbeing platform for NHS employees here

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Outline of the framework for wellbeing during and after coronavirus (Sonya Wallbank), compassionate leadership (Michael West), Do's & don'ts for supporting frontline staff (Neil Greenberg).  Access here

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 Headspace Plus App Free membership to for the NHS, up to 31st December. Sign up Here

 

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MedLed  COVID, coping and Control 

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MedLed Quick De-Stressing Techniques for Those Under Pressure

 

 

 

Guidance Documents & Forms

SuppoRTT Guidance Documents

SuppoRTT: Return To Training 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)

Individualised Action Planner

 

SuppoRTT Meetings

Each SuppoRTT meeting has an electronic form to accompany it.

Please review the SuppoRTT guidance for details of each meeting and use the links below to access the electronic form.

 Meeting Advised timing of meeting  Flow chart of responsibility  Preview Form Questions  Link to Electronic Meeting Form
 Pre-Absence Meeting

 8 Weeks prior to absence start date

 Flow Chart  Questions  Pre-Absence Meeting Form
 Initial Return Meeting

 12 weeks prior to return date

 Flow Chart  Questions  Initial Return Meeting Form
 Review Meeting

 2-4 weeks post return, or at the end of a supernumerary / enhanced supervision period

 Flow Chart  Questions

 

Review Meeting Form

 

 

Please note, each 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.

 

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.

Pre Absence Plans

Initial Return to Training Meeting

Return Review Meeting

 

 

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 on this website under your School. Alternatively, please click here

  • 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?

SuppoRTT is available for all postgraduate trainees who have had a period of absence from training regardless of the reason, this may include;

  • Maternity leave /Shared Parental Leave,
  • Carers leave,
  • Sickness
  • Out of programme; Experience, Research, Training and Carer Break
  • Drs who have been accepted on a training programme but have differed the start of their training (must provide clear evidence of acceptance)
  • SAS/Trust grade Drs who have secured a training post (must provide clear evidence of acceptance)
  • Suspension; once your suspension has been completely lifted by the employer and GMC

 

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 & arranging my Return To Training 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.

Return To Training Activities (RTT-A)

Return To Training Activities (RTT-A)

Virtual Activities

  Face to Face Activities
Practical Advice & Signposting   Building Personal & Professional Well-being   SuppoRTT Wellbeing   OOP Study Group   Human Factors and Communication

Managing Imposter Syndrome: SuppoRTT workshop

 

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

 

 

Know Your Why SuppoRTT workshop

  Clinical Skills & Simulation  

Return to Acute Care Training (ReACT Course)

 

Return to Training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  An Introduction to Mindfulness   How to stop Burn-out ruining your career      

 

 

SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience

 

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal communication skills course for International Medical Graduate Internal Medicine Trainee

  Interpersonal Skills Workshop by Cambridgeshire Elocution      

 

 

SuppoRTT: Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience – Virtual Workshop   SuppoRTT: Interpersonal communication skills for International Medical Graduates working in Obstetrics & Gynaecology   PaRenTT Baby Preparation Course for Healthcare Professionals        
SuppoRTT: Difficult Conversations in Paediatrics for International Medical Graduates   Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction (MBSR)            

 

The SuppoRTT Team organises and supports a variety of Return To Training Activities, as shown above, running both Virtually and Face to Face. Please find below key course information along with how to book.  You can also find a Calendar of all RTT-A in the next tab, If you'd like to view just the course running over the next three months, please view our SuppoRTT Newsletter

 

Virtual Courses

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.

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

Friday 04 February 2022, 10:00-13:00

 

 

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

Monday 17 January 2022, 12:30-16:30

Monday 14 March 2022, 09:30-12:30

 

 

Interpersonal Skills Workshop by Cambridgeshire Elocution

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.

Learning Outcomes;

- Each delegate will be more aware of areas of communication he/she needs to work on.
- Through role play, each delegate will be able to practice alternative ways of communicating with their patient and colleagues.

- After the course each delegate will be able to process and respond more effectively to a patients non verbal body language.

- After the course each delegate will be aware of how words can be misunderstood, so will gain the ability to restructure a sentence or thought

- After the workshop each delegate will have access to a wider range of communication tools in order to get the most out of each individual patient and their circumstance.

- After the workshop each delegate will have an increased confidence in their ability to build a strong, open, trusting rapport with their patient.

A little about course provider Charlotte

Charlotte is a professionally trained actress, graduating from the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama in 2007. Since leaving drama school, Charlotte has had an extensive career as a presenter and voice over artist, completing projects for British Gas, BMW, Bidwell’s and Countryside properties to name a few.

During her professional career, Charlotte has adapted her training to create her own exercises and techniques. In 2013, she established her own business, Cambridgeshire Elocution, with the aim to share these techniques with people who have let fears and phobias stand in their way or effective communication.
 

Feedback from past workshops

‘Charlotte simply brilliant; highly professional and can easily identify the trainee weakest point and take the action immediately from there. Very helpful tips.

‘Very encouraging and clear to follow.’

‘Went very well, felt comfortable, took away from the stressful clinical worries. Helped to understand and handle difficult situations and conflicts with good communication skills.’

‘This is a session that exposes our weaknesses and provides skills to improve on those weaknesses.’

 

Available Dates;

Please view full course information and book your place via Medical Maxcourse using the links below.

14 January 2022, 10:00-15:00

 

 

SuppoRTT Wellbeing

Are you taking time out of training or have you recently returned?

Would you like to think more about your wellbeing?

Never quite sure which wellbeing session to go to?

Join Dr Jaimee Wylam (Public Health Registrar) and Dr Martin Billington (GP and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer) via Zoom to think more about your wellbeing alongside colleagues. Both Jaimee and Martin have experience of taking time away from the workplace and understand first-hand some of the challenges associate with changing roles and circumstances.

The course will be virtually delivered and interactive. You will hear personal experiences from Martin and Jaimee. You will be given the opportunity to reflect alone and in pairs or groups about topics related to wellbeing. You will create a menu of self-care which you can refer to following the session.

This course aims to:

  • Acknowledge the vulnerabilities and challenges we face as doctors
  • Provide a practical approach to support wellbeing
  • Explore support networks and systems

If you have any course related queries please contact, contact@wb-wellbeing.co.uk

Select for Course Flyer

This course runs over 2 half day sessions, both days must be attended to receive a certificate of attendance. We are unable to facilitate swaps between dates of separate courses.

Available Dates;

Please view full course information and book your place via Medical Maxcourse using the links below.

07 & 14 February 2021, 09:30-12:30

 

 

Practical Advice & Signposting

This event is facilitated by SuppoRTT ADs, Dr Maya Naravi, Dr Fiona Bishop and SuppoRTT Co-ordinator May Teng who can provide you with the help and advice in the practicalities of returning to Training.. Each event includes different guest speakers who are happy to share their experience and knowledge to help make your return to training as easy as possible. These events are a brilliant opportunity to ask questions, meet with colleagues who are in a similar situation and begin to create your own individualised return to training plan.

Please note the event has been adapted during these unprecedented times, we have now adapted this session into a virtual webinar. Link to access this is available below

Link to the virtual recording can be found here

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

SuppoRTT: Building Personal & Professional Well-being

Challenge of Change Training- Join Jo Clarke and discover how you can combat stress in work and home life, feel better, be more productive and content

2 half day sessions- 09:00-12:30

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

Running over 2 half day sessions, 09:00-12:30. Delegates are required to attend both sessions.

 

Dates available are listed below, please select for more information and to book your place.

Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th February 2022, 09:30-12:30

For any queries, please contact  supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Know Your Why SuppoRTT workshop

Where am I now and how did I get here? Where am I going next? Understanding your values and how to choose a career that is right for you.

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. Sometimes life throws us a curveball which means we have to reassess our career choices for reasons outside our control.

The SuppoRTT programme is offering a virtual workshop for returners to explore and understand their values and their career choices.

What have past attendees said?

"An invaluable day; Excellent facilitator; The session was invaluable; really useful; so glad I came; very helpful; small group and relaxed nature allowed me to voice things I wouldn't normally. Loved being able to explore these issues; Really challenged my ideas in a safe and informal space; felt really heard and respected; loved the variety of activities and in-depth discussions; this should be offered to all."

 

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

18 January 2022, 10:00-15:00

 

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: Return with Resilience

Are you ready to return to work?

Join us for 3 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

07 January 2022

02 February 2022

04 March 2022

 

An Introduction to Mindfulness (Dr Sanjay Suri & Dr Shubhada Suri)

Mindfulness is an evidence based intervention which has been shown to help in the management of stress. This study day is aimed at SuppoRTT trainees , trainers; supervisors and HEE YH staff. Other trainees are welcome too if there are places available. The day is run by Dr Sanjay Suri Consultant Paediatrician. TPD  and Mindfulness practicing teacher.

These sessions are 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

                                                                                                    11 January 2022, 10:00-12:00

08 February 2022, 14:00-16:00

08 March 2022, 10:00-12:00

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Dr Sanjay Suri & Dr Shubhada Suri)

Feeling stressed? Keen on self-care? Curious about Mindfulness?

A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course may be the answer

MBSR is an evidence-based programme from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, US and Bangor University, Wales, UK

It is designed to cultivate mindfulness through various practices to help us pay attention in the present moment and thereby reducing stress and enhancing well-being

8 Week Course Running February to March 2022 

(You will need to commit to all the dates and intend to carry out the home practice which is an essential part of the course)

Poster

Application Form

 

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal communication skills for International Medical Graduates working in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

This is a course specifically aimed at International Medical Graduates trainees working in Obstetrics & 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 & linguistics issues International Doctors may face

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

01 February 2022

 

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal communication course for International Medical Graduate Internal Medicine Trainee

This course is aimed specially for International Medical Graduates 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

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

04 March 2022

 

PaRenTT Baby Preparation Course for Healthcare Professionals

A free, focused, evidence-based course delivered over 5 weeks. Prepare for parental/adoption leave, birth, caring for a baby and life on returning to work.

The course will be delivered virtually via Zoom until Covid restrictions are lifted. There will still be opportunities in every session for getting to know each other to build a vital peer-support network.

 

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for expectant or adopting medical and dental trainees (and allied health professionals) planning to take parental or adoption leave. Each attendee can bring a partner or support person if they wish. Ideal for first-time parents.

 

What do attendees say about the course?

An invaluable course which has really helped us to be prepared for the birth of our child. I would recommend this to any new prospective parents.

The composition of the group allowed me to be myself. Safe environment with colleagues.

Impeccably organised and excellent speakers.

The mix of factual scientific information along with the presenters’ own previous experience made the course really useful.

For course promotion flyer click here

For breakdown of sessions click here

 

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

Session 1   Planning - 17 January 2022

Session 2   Labour and Birth - 24 January 2022

Session 3   Caring for baby - 31 January 2022

Session 4   Parental wellbeing - 7 February  2022

Session 5   Returning to work - 14 February 2022

To book a place please click here 

 

 

SuppoRTT: Difficult Conversations in Paediatrics for International Medical Graduates

This is a course specifically aimed at International Medical Graduates 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 & to improve success in post graduate exams.

The aims of this course are…

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

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

28 February 2022

 

Face to Face Courses

SuppoRTT: Human Factors & Communication

HEE are working in partnership with Mexborough Montagu Simulation Centre to provide a mixed speciality one-day course that will focus on a number of challenges faced by doctors when communicating with colleagues and patients. It will also deal with the importance of Human Factors within the healthcare setting using a small group exercise and simulation-based scenarios.

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. This can be accessed on-line at:

https://improvementacademy.org/our-training/bronze-human-factors-training.html

The SuppoRTT human factors and communication one day 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.

For event poster click here

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

 

Running at: Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Mexborough - Doncaster

 

SuppoRTT: Clinical Skills & Simulation

HEE are working in partnership with Mexborough Montague Simulation Centre to provide a mixed speciality one-day course that will help doctors returning to practice refresh their skills in undertaking a structured A - E approach when assessing and managing the acutely unwell patient. It will also cover the updated National Early Warning Scoring system and the SEPSIS 6 protocol.  Opportunity will be given for the knowledge and skills gained in the morning session to be put into practice using a number of simulation-based scenarios.

Objectives

  • To provide those returning to work with a structured, needs-based programme.
  • To rehearse a structured A - E approach to assessing and managing the acutely unwell patient.
  • To recognise severity of illness using local/national scoring systems.
  • To put theory into practice using simulation-based scenarios.

Please note that 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.

Refreshments provided

Start: 0900hrs, Finish: 1630hrs

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.

For event poster click here

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 aimed at trainees of all grades who work in acute hospital specialities.

Course Content

  • Emergency scenarios
  • Clinical skills practice 
  • Communication workshop

For event flyer click here

For more information or to book your place please contact:

Facilities.Administration@bthft.nhs.uk

Telephone: 07976447454

25th April 2022, 8am to 4pm

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

 

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 .

 

Calendar of Return To Training Activities (RTT-A)

Calendar of Return To Training Activities (RTT-A)

January 2022

07-Jan-22

SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience 09:30-12:30 Select here for more information & to book
11-Jan-22 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select here for more information & to book
14-Jan-22 SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Skills Workshop 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
17-Jan-22 SuppoRTT: How to stop Burn-out ruining your career

13:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book

17-Jan-22 PaRenTT Baby Preparation Course for Healthcare Professionals 19:00-21:00, Select here for more information & to book
18-Jan-22 Know Your Why -for SuppoRTT 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
February 2022
01-Feb-22

Support: Interpersonal communication skills for International Medical Graduates working in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

09:00-17:00 Select here for more information & to book

02-Feb-22

SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience 09:30-12:30 Select here for more information & to book
04-Feb-22 SuppoRTT: Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever 10:00-13:00, Select here for more information & to book

07-Feb-22

&

14-Feb-22

SuppoRTT Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
08-Feb-22 Mindfulness: An Introduction 14:00-16:00, Select here for more information & to book

16-Feb-22

&

17-Feb-22

SuppoRTT: Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
28-Feb-22 SuppoRTT: Difficult Conversations in Paediatrics for International Medical Graduates 09:00-17:00,Select here for more information & to book
March 2022
04-Mar-22 Support: Interpersonal communication course for International Medical Graduate Internal Medicine Trainee 09:30-12:30 Select here for more information & to book

04-Mar-22

SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience 09:30-12:30 Select here for more information & to book
08-Mar-22 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select here for more information & to book
14-Mar-22 SuppoRTT: How to stop Burn-out ruining your career 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
April 2022
01-Apr-22 SuppoRTT: Human Factors & Communication 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
May 2022
27-May-22 SuppoRTT: Clinical Skills & Simulation 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
June 2022
24-Jun-22 SuppoRTT: Human Factors & Communication 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
July 2022
08-Jul-22 SuppoRTT: Clinical Skills & Simulation 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
January 2023
20-Jan-23 SuppoRTT: Clinical Skills & Simulation 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
March 2023
03-Mar-23 SuppoRTT: Human Factors & Communication 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
Resources & Activities for Educators / Supervisors

Resources & Activities for Educators / Supervisors

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

 

SuppoRTT - Educator Training Resource - Elearning

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

Content includes

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

Please access via the below link

https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/604888

 

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

 

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

27 January 2022  09:20-15:30

07 February 2022  09:20-15:30

03 March 2022  09:20-15:30

 

 

SuppoRTT: How do I Support 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

 

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

07 February 2022  13:30-16:30

08 March 2022  09:30-12:30

 

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 session.

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

20 January 2022  10:00-12:30 02 March 2022  10:00-12:30
10 February 2020  10:00-12:30 02 March 2022  14:00-16:30

 

 

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

24 January 2022  09:30 to 16:00

08 February 2022 09:30 to 16:00

01 March 2022  09:30 to 16:00

28 March 2022 09:30 to 16:00

 

SuppoRTT Champions

SuppoRTT Champions