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

 

Guidance Documents & Forms

SuppoRTT Guidance Documents

SuppoRTT: Return To Training Guidance

The SuppoRTT guidance provides background information, how SuppoRTT came to be created and the processes which underpin it.

 

SuppoRTT CPD Funding 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)

 

SuppoRTT Meetings

There are 3 meetings which underpin the SuppoRTT programme. The SuppoRTT guidance, provides in-depth breakdowns for each meeting and each meeting is accompanied by an electronic form. All meetings to take place with the Trainee and Appropriate Supervisor.

Pre-Absence Meeting

Initial Return Meeting Review Meeting
 Flow Chart of responsibility Flow Chart of responsibility

Flow Chart of responsibility

Preview form Questions Preview form Questions

Preview form Questions

Pre-Absence Meeting Form

Initial Return Meeting Form

Review Meeting Form

 

Please note, each electronic 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.

Individualised Action Planner

 

 

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) - Face to Face

Face to Face Activities

The SuppoRTT Team organises and supports a variety of Return To Training Activities, those detailed below are currently available Face to Face. Please find below key course information along with how to book.  You can also find a Calendar of all RTT-A below the virtual course tab. Our SuppoRTT Newsletter details all courses running over the next 3 months.

 

SuppoRTT: Human Factors & Communication

Multiple dates available

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The SuppoRTT human factors and communication course is a one day course using a blended approach of e-Learning, presentations and simulation-based education provided within a safe learning environment. The main themes of the day are; breaking significant news using actors as simulated patient relatives, dealing with conflict and a video-assisted exercise to explore and discuss the importance of human factors within the healthcare setting.

 

This 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.

 

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.

 

Please view this course flyer for more information

 Attendee Feedback

“Excellent”

“Maybe a few speciality specific scenarios at hand to use if attendees would find them useful. Although principles of good communication are the same so scenarios can be generic”

“More hands-on session with simulated patient”

 

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

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This one day course utilises a blended approach of presentations, group work and simulation based learning provided within a safe environment. Trainees can have the choice between attending this course alone or in combination with the Human Factors day undertaken at the Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre (MCSC). The day commences with an introduction and orientation to the MCSC. The first session is a presentation of the established A to E process as recommended by the Resuscitation Council (UK) [4], after which the group is split up into two. The trainees then have the opportunity to practise clinical skills on medical task trainers such as performing cannulation, venepuncture and simple airway management techniques.
 

A group discussion is then undertaken in connection with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Sepsis 6 protocol [5] and also the National Early Warning Scoring system (NEWS2) [6]. Upon commencement of the afternoon the trainees are given the opportunity to participate in simulated-based learning scenarios (SBL). According to Rudolph, Simon, Dufresne and Raemer (2007) undertaking a SBL experience enables the participant to reflect, analyse and improve their own practice (7). Consideration of the trainees circumstances were taken into account and they were allowed to undertake the simulated-scenarios either as an individual, team approach, group table top exercise or abstain if they so wished. This then allowed the trainees to rehearse and recognise the severity of illness and bridge the gap between theory and practice using SBL.
 

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.

 

Please view this course flyer for more information

 Attendee Feedback

 

"Significantly increased confidence in my clinical and team working/human factors competencies in great non-judgemental encouraging space"

"It would be good to have more speciality scenarios within the course; I appreciate that depends on number of people and types of specialists attending each course"

"Pace and level was appropriate for returning to work"

"Very helpful to boost confidence and supportive"

"Informal, adapted to our needs, skills set and level"

"Very relevant topics covered with evidence base of cutting edge education evidence"

"Customised the delivery according to the attendees"

"Excellent team with excellent instructors"

"Was nervous about the scenarios"

 

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

Running at: Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Mexborough - Doncaster

 

CADSIM Yorkshire Advanced Surgical Simulation Programme

Cadaveric Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Block Course

Full day course to help Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia and Trauma & Orthopaedic trainees learn and have hands-on practice the skill of ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks.

For more information and details on how to book please click here

Date:16 September 2022

Venue: Department of Anatomy, University of Leeds

 

Return to Acute Care Training (ReACT) Course

This course is directed by Consultants in Acute Specialties who have expertise in simulation training and in supporting core and higher specialist trainees returning to hospital practice. Bradford has hosted a national return to work course for anaesthetists (GAS again, endorsed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists) annually since 2011 and so has a wealth of experience in this area.

The interactive, hands-on nature of the course will focus on building trainees' confidence. It will signpost important updates, coping strategies and sources of support. It will also help them to set realistic expectations and to identify areas for personal development.

The course includes:

  • High fidelity emergency scenarios
  • Clinical skills practice
  • Communication workshop
  • Multi-disciplinary team training
  • This course is aimed all trainees that are returning to work after a period of absence.
  • The course offers flexibility so that trainees can refresh the procedural and clinical skills most relevant to their practice.
  • The interactive nature of the course will focus on building trainees’ confidence

A high faculty to delegate ratio provides a bespoke and nurturing environment throughout the day.

Available for all specialities

For event flyer click here

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Attendee Feedback

“Just wanted to say thank you again. It was the first face to face teaching I have had in over a year and has really made me feel more confident in my return to work, although online resources can be useful I don’t think it’s any substitution for proper face to face and simulation training”

“Thank you for making the effort with all the safety measures in place to make sure the day was able to go ahead, it was much appreciated by everyone”

“It has been really useful to meet other trainees in a similar situation and to hear stories from the faculty who have all had time off, I am feeling less daunted about returning to work”

“Very, very approachable and made me feel really comfortable”

“very well organised, good clinical cases, good discussions, great faculty members”

"Really lovely team, all clearly empathetic to the challenges of returning and feeling a bit slow/nervous about clinical work. Everyone was kind and reassuring."

"Non judgemental, supportive and humorous atmosphere."

"Fantastic, particularly liked that [the course was] tailored to our grade and speciality"

For more information or to book your place please contact:

Facilities.Administration@bthft.nhs.uk

Telephone: 07976447454

5 October 2022, 08:00-16:00

3rd February 2023, 08:00-16:00

5th July 2023, 08:00-16:00

4th October 2023, 08:00-16:00

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

 

RED (Returning to the Emergency Department Course)

A free, practical one-day refresher course designed specifically for doctors preparing to return to work in the Emergency Department.

Simulation and workshops include:

  • Life support
  • Major trauma 
  • Paediatric emergency medicine
  • Anaesthesia and safe sedation
  • Updates in emergency medicine
  • Input from the SuppoRTT Team

Open to all Yorkshire & Humber EM Trainees: ST1+

For more information and details on how to book please click here

Date: 12 October 2022

Venue: Barnsley Simulation Centre

Return To Training Activities (RTT-A) - Virtual

Virtual Activities

The SuppoRTT Team organises and supports a variety of Return To Training Activities, those detailed below are currently available virtually. Please find below key course information along with how to book.  You can also find a Calendar of all RTT-A below this tab. Our SuppoRTT Newsletter details all courses running over the next 3 months.

 

Virtual Activities

Practical Advice & Signposting  

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Skills Workshop

  Managing Challenging Conversations for SuppoRTT 

Managing Imposter Syndrome for SuppoRTT 

 

 

SuppoRTT: Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience

 

How to stop Burn-out ruining your career

Return to Training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  Know Your Why for SuppoRTT    PaRenTT Baby Preparation Course for Healthcare Professionals

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

  Mindfulness (8 Week Course)   Have you been Affected by Racism During your Training?

SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience

  SuppoRTT Wellbeing   SuppoRTT: Building Personal and Professional Wellbeing

 

 

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

19 September 2022, 9:30-12:30

15 November 2022, 9:30-12:30

6 February 2023, 13:30-16:30

 

Practical Advice & Signposting

This event is facilitated by SuppoRTT ADs, Dr Maya Naravi and Dr Fiona Bishop 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

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

 

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

 

PaRenTT Baby Preparation Course for Healthcare Professionals

A 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 . 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. The information provided will be accessible to non-health care professionals. 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

 

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

Session 1   Introduction and Planning for Birth - 27th June 2022

Session 2   Labour and Birth - 4th July 2022

Session 3   Caring for baby - 11th July 2022

Session 4   Parental wellbeing - 18th July 2022

Session 5   Returning to work - 25th July 2022

To book a place please click here 

 

 

SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Skills Workshop

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.

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

13 October 2022

9 February 2023

 

SuppoRRT: Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience

Join our experienced tutors who are practising NHS doctors and take time to consider your own needs as you return to work.

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.

The aims of this workshop are take proactive steps and become better equipped with effective self-care strategies to improve you own wellbeing and maintain high levels of resilience.

The workshop will focus on

  • Time and space to reflect on recent challenges
  • Better understand the 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

For further course information click here

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

28 July 2022

10 November 2022

 

Managing Imposter Syndrome for SuppoRTT

Imposter Syndrome or Phenomenon is defined as ‘a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evidence of success’. ‘Imposters’ suffer chronic self-doubt and are unable to internalise their accomplishments however successful they are in their field. This phenomenon is surprisingly common. It can get in the way of professional progress and job satisfaction.

Because it is so common, it can be helpful to discuss it in a group setting, explore what it is, how it affects you and what you can do about it. This one-day interactive workshop looks at what Imposter Syndrome is, how it gets in the way of our work, and then more importantly what tools are available to manage it.

The day will include evidence-based solutions using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques. ACT has a huge body of evidence behind it and an impressive pedigree in providing practical tools that are easy to grasp and use.

For more information about the feature of Imposter Syndrome please click here

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

5 September 2022

1 February 2022

 

Managing Challenging Conversations for SuppoRTT

Do you ever find yourself having conversations about someone when you should be having them with them? Have you ever spent more time in your head contemplating the conversation than actually having it? Do you ever feel apprehensive knowing there is a challenging conversation on the horizon? If so don’t worry. These are normal human experiences and can simply act as prompts that we need to add to our communication skill set.

How are you with receiving, and giving feedback? And how are you when things don’t work out well? These are inevitable parts of human life, and of leadership.

This session will explore some tools that can help you prepare for, and navigate, challenging conversations that you encounter. It is unlikely that any of us will get through life without having any!

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

7 July 2022

29 September 2022

 

Know Your Why for SuppoRTT

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. The SuppoRTT programme is offering a one-day workshop looking at returners response to the culture they might encounter, and how they intend to manage this.

For returners, time spent reconnecting with their values and understanding why they do what they do professionally appears to be valuable in restoring self-confidence. If you have ever found yourself questioning why you do the job you do, and feeling disconnected from the person who made that career choice in the first place, this workshop is for you. Come and meet others who have felt similarly, and reconnect with, or re-design, your career aims and aspirations.

This is a relaxed, informal one-day workshop. The emphasis will be on exploring how you feel about your career in a non-judgemental environment. This day is completely independent from any discussion with faculty from your School or Trust.

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

26 September 2022

8 February 2023

15 March 2023

 

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.

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

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 11:00-14:00

Friday 28 October 2022, 10:00-13:00

Friday 6 January 2022, 10:00-13:00

 

Mindfulness (8 Week Course)

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

An 8 week course on mindfulness may be what you are looking for.

This course is based on the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) programme from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, USA and Bangor University, Wales, UK.

It is designed to cultivate mindfulness through various meditation practices to help us pay attention in the present moment and thereby reduce stress and enhance well-being.

Course Dates

(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)

Tuesdays 2-4 pm - Silent 1/2 day is on Sunday 17th July 0900-1300

Week 1: 7th June 

Week 2: 14th June 

Week 3: 21st June 

Week 4: 28th June 

Week 5: 5th July

Week 6: 12th July

Silent ½ Day Sunday17th July 0900-1300

Week 7: 19th July 

Week 8: 26th July

For more information and details on how to book a place click here

 

 

Have you been Affected by Racism During your Training?

Would you like to join a group of people who have experienced racism themselves, exploring he impact on themselves of racism, intended and unintended abuse and micro-aggression’s?

We are creating a safe, healing environment online where you can meet with experienced facilitators and colleagues monthly. The group offers a space to promote emotional wellbeing.

The facilitators are colleagues with live experience of racism and employed by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC). They are clinical psychologists working for the Workplace Wellbeing Service (WWB) and contracted by HEE for the medical deanery.

The facilitators are not affiliated with the training program nor does your attendance influence your training in any way. This is a confidential group and aims to complement other formal and informal routes of complaint, action, and change.

 

Course Dates

All courses run 19.30-21.00

19th July 2022 

13th September 2022 19.30-21.00

For course poster and details on how to book a place click here

 

 

SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience

Are you ready to return to work?

Join us for 2 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

9 & 23 September 2022

18 November & 2 December 2022

10 & 17 March 2023

 

SuppoRTT Wellbeing

Join Dr Jaimee Wylam (Public Health Registrar) and Dr Martin Billington (GP and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer) 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. In these sessions you will learn more about your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, and take time to reflect on what contributes to your wellbeing.

The aims of the course are...

  • Acknowledge the vulnerabilities and challenges we face as doctors
  • Provide a practical approach to support wellbeing
  • Provide space to share your experiences with colleagues if you are comfortable doing so

The objectives of the course are

  • Explore the challenges we face and how these can affect us
  • Consider positive strategies to support wellbeing
  • Create a personalised menu of self care

The learning outcomes of the course are...

  • Identify ways in which they and others might experience stress
  • Understand what aspects of their lives support their wellbeing

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

3 & 10 October 2022

 

SuppoRTT: Building Personal and Professional Wellbeing

Join Jo Clarke and discover how you can combat stress in work and home life, feel better, be more productive and content. 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

You will take away...

  • Your personal resilience profile
  • Comprehensive workbook
  • Access to 3-month online follow up support
  • FREE downloads for relaxation support

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

13 & 14 July 2022

13 & 14 September 2022

14 & 15 February 2023

 

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)

July 2022
07-Jul-22 Managing Challenging Conversations for SuppoRTT 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
08-Jul-22 SuppoRTT: Clinical Skills & Simulation 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
13-Jul-22 SuppoRTT: Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
20-Jul-22 SuppoRTT: Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever 11:00-14:00, Select here for more information & to book
28-Jul-22 SuppoRTT: Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience 09:20-15:30, Select here for more information & to book
September 2022
05-Sep-22 Managing Imposter Syndrome for SuppoRTT 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
09-Sep-22 SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
13-Sep-22 SuppoRTT: Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
19-Sep-22 SuppoRTT: How to stop Burn-out ruining your career 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
26-Sep-22 Know Your Why for SuppoRTT 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
29-Sep-22 Managing Challenging Conversations for SuppoRTT 14:00-17:00, Select here for more information & to book
October 2022
03-Oct-22 SuppoRTT Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
13-Oct-22 SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Skills Workshop 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
28-Oct-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
November 2022
10-Nov-22 SuppoRTT: Improve Self Care, Manage Stress & Enhance Resilience 09:20-15:30, Select here for more information & to book
15-Nov-22 SuppoRTT: How to stop Burn-out ruining your career 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
18-Nov-22 SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
January 2023
06-Jan-23 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
20-Jan-23 SuppoRTT: Clinical Skills & Simulation 09:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
February 2023
01-Feb-23 Managing Imposter Syndrome for SuppoRTT 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
06-Feb-23 SuppoRTT: How to stop Burn-out ruining your career 13:30-16:30, Select here for more information & to book
08-Feb-23 Know Your Why for SuppoRTT 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
09-Feb-23 SuppoRTT: Interpersonal Skills Workshop 10:00-15:00, Select here for more information & to book
14-Feb-23 SuppoRTT: Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, 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
10-Mar-23 SuppoRTT: Return with Resilience 09:30-12:30, Select here for more information & to book
15-Mar-23 Know Your Why for SuppoRTT 10:00-15:00, 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

 

CARATS (Competence Assessment & Recommendations for Additional Training and Support) Form

For International Medical Graduates.

This form should be completed for any doctor at any hospital in the Yorkshire & Humber region, who fulfils the following criteria:

  • Primary Medical Degree obtained from non-UK medical school
  • Less than 6 months full time postgraduate experience working for an acute NHS trust
  • Employed at any grade below consultant either as part of a training scheme or as trust grade

It is intended to identify additional induction / training needs that should be made available to the doctor and to outline how the additional support will be delivered.

To access the form please click here

Please send completed copy of the form to supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

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

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

01 July 2022  09:20-15:30

22 July 2022  09:20-15:30

16 September 2022  09:20-15:30

22 September 2022  09:20-15:30

3 October 2022  09:20-15:30

8 December 2022  09:20-15:30

 

SuppoRTT Training the Trainer Session for Education Supervisors - Skills and Tools for ES's Working with Returning Trainees

This interactive workshop will introduce ES's to a range of tools for educational supervision and to the 10 minute pause - an easy-to-use model for team supervision and wellbeing used extensively in healthcare teams across the UK.

A mixture of theory and small group work in the session means participants will be able to take away and use their learning immediately in their educational role with returning trainees. Some tools will be drawn from schools of coaching and others from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which has a robust evidence base for practical tools addressing anxiety). The range of tools offered is informed by working with SuppoRTT since its inception and listening to feedback from both trainees and trainers.

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

30 June 2022 09:00-12:00

26 July 2022 14:00-17:00

28 September 2022 09:00-12:00

18 October 2022 14:00-17:00

28 February 2023 09:00-12:00

30 March 2023 14:00-17:00

 

 

SuppoRTTing 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

The Learning Outcomes are...

  • Recognise the signs of stress in themselves and others
  • Recognise the signs of burnout
  • Know where to access support resources for doctors in training

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

13 September 2022

5 December 2022

6 March 2023

 

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

11 May 2022 09:30 to 16:00

7 June 2022 09:30 to 16:00

19 September 2022 09:30 to 16:00

27 October 2022 09:30 to 16:00

6 February 2022 09:30 to 16:00

17 March 2022 09:30 to 16:00

 

 

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 sessions.

The objectives of this course are…

  • Compare and contrast the roles of Clinical and Educational Supervisors
  • Explain the overall structure required for educational and clinical supervision
  • Prepare appropriately for meetings between supervisor and trainee

Use a variety of techniques to bring the best out of trainees

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

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

20 July 2022

13 October 2022

9 January 2023

20 March 2023

 

Mindfulness: An Introduction

Mindfulness is an evidence based intervention which has been shown to help in the management of stress and enhance well-being. This session is aimed at trainees, trainers, NHS and HEE YH staff. SuppoRTT trainees will be given first preference but others are welcome. The session is facilitated by Dr Sanjay Suri, Consultant Paediatrician alternating with Dr Shubhada Suri, GP, who are both mindfulness teachers and have qualified from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University in Wales.

The session is 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.

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

12 July 2022

2 August 2022

11 October 2022

1 November 2022

7 February 2023

7 March 2023

SuppoRTT Champions

SuppoRTT Champions

Who are the SuppoRTT Champions?

SuppoRTT Champions  are experienced NHS professionals  based in most secondary care Trusts and the psychiatry Specialty School in Yorkshire and Humber . Their role is to provide leadership within the Trust/School to ensure that the SuppoRTT strategy is fully implemented and results in a high-quality supported return to training for all.

The SuppoRTT Champion can

-       Provides trainees and supervisors with guidance regarding the relevant policies and available resources.

The trainee’s first point of contact is their educational supervisor or training programme director throughout the return-to-work process. However, the SuppoRTT Champions are useful contacts to help with any additional SuppoRTT queries directly related to your Trust. You can view all Champion profiles via 'view All' or select individuals to learn a little more about them.

The SuppoRTT Champions are useful contacts to help with any SuppoRTT queries directly related to your Trust. You can view all Champion profiles via 'view All' or select individuals to learn a little more about them.

View All

School of Psychiatry Airedale Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Juliette Kennedy

Juliette.kennedy@nhs.net  

Martin Kelsey

Martin.kelsey@anhst.nhs.uk

Shobha Sivaramakrishnan

shobha.sivaramakrishnan@nhs.net

 

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

David Wilkinson

david.wilkinson@bthft.nhs.uk

Pamela Ohadike

pamela.ohadike@cht.nhs.uk

Ip Scarrott

supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk 

 

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Hiten Thaker

hiten.thaker@nhs.net

 

Catherine Tandy

catherinetandy@nhs.net

 

Kelly Heckingbottom & Ian Wilson

kelly.heckingbottom-plunkett@nhs.net & Ian.Wilson@midyorks.nhs.uk

 

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust   Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Maja Kotlinska & Rajan Bhojwani

rajan.bhojwani@nhs.net

Clare Smith

clare.smith77@nhs.net

 

Karen Griffin

karen.griffin9@nhs.net

 

 

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Freya Smith-Jack & Olunfunso Olarinde

Freya.smith-jack@nhs.net

olufunso.olarinde1@nhs.net

Lucy Glanfield

suppoRTT@york.nhs.uk

 

Dr Toolbox

The collaborative local knowledge resource for professional healthcare communities

Dr Toolbox is an award winning UK based website set up and run by NHS doctors. It is the collaborative local knowledge resource for healthcare professionals that deserve a safe induction. It is the wikipedia of how to get stuff done in hospitals. Each hospital has its own domain, co-ordinated by a lead editor who reviews the information, and a senior clinician who provides support and continuity.

 

What is Dr Toolbox?

Dr Toolbox is a secure online information resource set up by Trainees to help to better orientate themselves with their hospital and department. Including contact numbers, referral methods, handbooks & guides. Easily accessible information at local level ensures that healthcare professionals can be as efficient and effective as possible in carrying out their role. This in turn has positive impacts on patient safety as well as education and training.

What information is Dr Toolbox for?

  • Handbooks written by doctors in training for their Job and Specialty
  • Contact details such as telephone numbers, bleep numbers and emails
  • Local information e.g. how to make speciality referrals or know how on requesting investigations
  • It can also be used resource for teaching and post graduate medical education
   

How can you access Dr Toolbox?

  • Dr Toolbox is available online and via an App. To find out if your Local Trust has a Dr Toolbox site, please use the link below.
  • https://www.dr-toolbox.com/Main/Hospitals
  • Here you will find a list of all registered Trusts. Once you have located the Trust you'd like to access, select and register as directed.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Toolbox App

The Dr Toolbox App downloads the content of your hospital toolbox and stores it for future reading even when offline. When your device becomes online, the App reconnects to the server and is updated to the latest version. 

You need

  • A recent iOS™ or Android™ device. Get our app from the App store or the Play store. 
    • The WebApp can be installed in modern mobile browsers just by clicking on the button. It has an offline functionality similar to the native apps. 
  • A Dr Toolbox account. Registration is free using your work email. 
  • For a link to download the App please visit the Dr Toolbox webpage linked below

 

 

Peer Mentorship & Coaching & Peer Support

Peer Mentorship & Coaching & Peer Support

Please be advised that all coaching and mentorship sessions are free for trainees in YH.

Mentorship

HEE has a cohort of Trainee peer mentors who are here to help support Trainees in their return to training. Mentorship can help you to;

  • Reflect on your current abilities
  • Set out achievable as desirable goals
  • Develop clinical skills
  • Boost confidence
  • Increase self-belief.

It is also a brilliant opportunity to talk to a peer who can relate to your situation and share their experiences.

MentorNet

We have now launched our Mentoring webpage, MentorNet. Here you can view all our Mentors, direct message and arrange meetings all in one place. You will need to register for this site to access the range of benefits available to you.

To create an account as a Mentee please use the below link

https://heementoring.sfgmentornet.com/User/Register?program=1&role=Mentee

If you already have an account, please use the below link to log in

https://heementoring.sfgmentornet.com/

We have created a user guide which includes;

  • How to register
  • How to locate and contact a Mentor
  • Exchange messages with your Mentor
  • General FAQs

How to become a Mentor

We'd appreciate you contact our team at supportt.yh@hee.nhs.uk if you'd like to register your interest in becoming a Mentor. We are in the process of developing new mentor training and we'd love to be able to contact those interested once this is made available. Please note, any Trainee that wishes to join the SuppoRTT mentorship cohort must complete the mentorship modules on E-learning for health.

Please see below, the link for the eLfH medical mentoring e-learning provided by HEE. It is a nice introduction to mentor training and is in 2 sections which can be revisited whenever convenient. This e-learning is available for all.

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/medical-mentoring/

 

Coaching

The aim of coaching is to increase potential and enhance the careers of those who access it. Sessions are confidential and do not form part of educational assessment. Coaching is time for you to think. 

Coaching is time for you to think.  Your coach won’t judge you, or give you advice.  This means it is ok to talk about anything that you feel gets in the way of you doing your best at work. You can really think things through in a way that is different to talking things over with a friend, partner, TPD or Educational Supervisor - all people who tend to have another agenda for you.  Your coach will support you, and challenge you if necessary, to help you reach a conclusion that is helpful and meaningful to you.

You can have between four and six sessions of free coaching with a coach and it tends to work best if you have all your sessions within a 6 month window.

If you decide that you would like to participate in our coaching programme, click here to register your interest. You can contact your preferred coach directly once your account registration has been approved. Coaching works best if you pick someone outside your Specialty.

Once you have registered as a Coachee and your account has been approved please click here to log in to your account where you can then search and make contact with your chosen Coach.

You can find a quick start guide here

Further information can be found on our website.

 

Peer Coaching

In recognition of the enormous benefit speaking to a peer can provide, we are running a peer coaching scheme for trainees. Interested Trainees should contact peercoaching.yh@hee.nhs.uk  stating they wish to access peer support. They will be matched with a trained peer.

Trainees who would like to learn peer support skills can sign up for a training session on how to safely conduct a 6-step peer support session. Training will be via zoom and ongoing support and supervision offered. Sign up via peercoaching.yh@hee.nhs.uk stating you wish to train as a peer supporter.

More information on the benefits of peer coaching and how our sessions run available on wellbeing pages Here under the Wellbeing Support for Trainees tab.

  

 

Resources and Useful Contacts

Resources and Useful Contacts

SuppoRTTive Culture page

Many trainees have found that the culture of their workplace has proven to be an obstacle when they return to training, and this can prove to be a barrier to accessing SuppoRTT resources. In order for trainees, patients and the wider NHS to benefit from the valuable resources that SuppoRTT offers, we need to ensure that trainees returning to work are welcomed into a positive, supportive working environment.

Everyone within the health service has a role to play in creating this positive culture, and improving the culture for returning trainees has a knock-on effect in improving culture in the whole NHS; leading to better wellbeing for staff, and safer patient care.

Access the SuppoRTTive Culture page for further information and national resources.

For the SuppoRTT programme to succeed, we need to ensure that it is backed up by a positive training environment.

A film has been launched July 2021, featuring an array of people promoting supportive culture for returning trainees; from trainees themselves to consultants, academics and NHS leaders.

 

 

 

e-Learning has been specifically designed for Trainees

Recently released, this e-Learning has been specifically designed for Trainees with the following objectives in mind;

  • Understand the Supported Return to Training process.
  • Recognise common issues and concerns for returning trainees
  • Gain information on the sources of support Trainees may find helpful when returning to training.
  • Hear from other trainees on their positive experiences of returning to training.

Find the e-Learning here: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/676107

Please note there may be small regional differences however the process remains the same. Please always refer to our SuppoRTT Webpage for our regional specific guidance and resources.

 

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.

My SuppoRTT

 

Support for Doctors

The Academy's Support for Doctors webpage acts as signposting service and includes useful links to resources for doctors who are experiencing difficulties

 

 

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.

1) Pre Absence Plans

https://vimeo.com/390534354/36919f03bd

2) Initial Return to Training Meeting

https://vimeo.com/390536533/66a1697200

3) Return Review Meeting

https://vimeo.com/390539676/81255346a7

 

Well-being Resources

List of all Gaudians of speaking up, in each Trust

Webinars for returning Paediatric Trainees

KIT & SPLIT Guidance (July 2020)  

Wellbeing and Counselling Services 

Wellbeing Support for the Dental Team

Breastfeeding Legal Rights

 

 

School Specific Webpages & Resources
Back in Orbit: HEYH School of Ophthalmology initiative for trainees returning from time out

The School of Ophthalmology recognises the specific challenges faced by
Trainees when returning to work after time out (e.g. for parental leave, sick
leave, career break or OOP). Guided by the findings of a regional survey in
2020 of current and former trainees who have experience of this, they have
developed a toolkit of resources for educational supervisors, college tutors
and returning Doctors to aid re-integration into training following time away.

Please check out their webpage linked below

https://yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/ophthalmology/trainee-resources/flexible-training-pathways/trainees-returning-to-work