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

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
 

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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 

  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 February 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

 

 

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

CPD Funding Request Form (Word Version)

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  Flow chart of responsibility  Preview Form Questions  Link to Electronic Meeting Form
 Pre-Abence Meeting  Flow Chart  Questions  Pre-Absence Meeting Form
 Initial Return Meeting  Flow Chart  Questions  Initial Return Meeting Form
 Review Meeting  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.

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   Managing challenging conversations   OOP Study Group   Clinical Skills & Simulation

 

Managing Imposter Syndrome: SuppoRTT workshop

 

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

 

Untangling Unwanted Habits for Good

 

 

Know Your Why SuppoRTT workshop

 

Interpersonal Skills Workshop by Cambridgeshire Elocution

  Human Factors and Communication  

Return To Acute Care Training (ReACT)

 

Return to Training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  Return to work: Personal Skills & Wellbeing webinar   PaRenTT Baby Preparation Course for Healthcare Professionals   Paediatric Technical Skills Course  

Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day

F2F and Virtual

Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) Zoom 8 week course

 

An Introduction to Mindfulness

 

  SuppoRTT Wellbeing      

 

 

 

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

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.

25th Janaury 2021, 10:00-15:00

22nd February 2021, 10:00-15:00

22nd March 2021, 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

Please book to attend Session 1 followed by Session 2. You do not have to attend both sessions in the same month, but it would be preferred to attend session 1 before session 2. Select the links below to access the date specific booking site.

Session 1 Session 2
Session 1 Thursday 18 February 2021 0930-1230 Session 2 Thursday 25 February 2021 0930-1230
Session 1 Monday 22 March 2021 1300-1600 Session 2 Monday 29 March 2021 1300-1600

 

SuppoRTT Training the trainer session for Educational Supervisors - Educational supervision in the time of Covid

Half day workshop for Educational Supervisors in Y&H via zoom with the aim to offer skills that may benefit Educational Supervisors supporting Trainees returning to practice.

What you will learn:

  • How coaching tools can add value to educational supervision

  • A range of coaching tools which can be used in educational supervision when working with trainees who may be anxious about returning to training

  • What a "20 minute care space" is and how to use it as a supervision practice for staff including trainees

Please view the Course Flyer for further information and select the date you'd like to attend to book your place.

11 February 2021, 09:30 12:00

03 March 2021, 09:30 - 12:00

18 March 2021, 14:00 - 16:30 

31 March 2021, 09:30-12:00

 

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

 

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 conten

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.

20th & 21st April 2021

24th & 25th June 2021

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

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

Dr Katherine Hickman is a GP and nearly 6 years ago hit rock bottom after a period of burnout as a Partner. It resulted in her walking away from her job and facing a period of uncertainty, exhaustion and confusion. As a doctor she knew what she should be doing to take care of herself but was struggling to implement anything. Opening a can of beans to feed her kids, at times, felt like a monumental task. Katherine learned the hard way how to put herself back together and take tiny daily step towards caring for herself FIRST in order to prioritise others in her life including her family and patients.

Katherine developed a strategy to help move forward quickly and get back on track during times of stress by combining her knowledge as a GP with her subsequent training as a certified Tiny Habits® coach.

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 but especially around taking care of yourself in times of stress. As well as coming away from the workshop with a sound knowledge of Tiny Habits and behaviour change you will have a plan on how you can implement change quickly in your life starting immediately

Please click here for the flyer and more information

Dates Available

03 February 2021, 10:00-13:00

03 March 2021, 10:00-13:00

For further information or to book a place, please visit Medical Maxcourse

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

 

*NEW* Untangling Unwanted Habits for Good

This course includes the previously ran course 'Tiny Habits® for Doctors'

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 not only help you build extraordinarily strong habits but also untangle unwanted habits that may have got out of control during lockdown.

Learning Outcomes:

Clear understanding of the Anatomy of a Tiny Habits®.

How to design Tiny Habit® Recipes.

Learn how to redesign your life in order to untangle unwanted habits using Tiny Habits

After the workshop you will have the opportunity to work on your new habits over a 5-day period, Monday-Friday, with online coaching support from Katherine.

 

Select the course date below to head to the booking system where you will find further course information and be able to book.

07 April 2021, 10:00-13:00

05 May 2021, 10:00-13:00

 

Managing Imposter Syndrome: SuppoRTT workshop

This 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 workshop 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.   Participants interested to learn more may wish to complete the online questionnaire devised by Pauline Clance, who first described the Imposter Phenomenon: http://paulineroseclance.com/pdf/IPTestandscoring.pdf.

Each session will will use a range of individual reflection, pair and small group exercises.  All information shared will be treated as confidential; participants will not be asked to discuss anything they are not comfortable with.

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

28 January 2020, 10:00-15:00

 

Managing challenging conversations

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.

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!

You may wish to reflect on past communications that you have found challenging in advance of the session.  We will use breakout rooms and you will not have to share anything you are not comfortable with.

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

04 February 2021, 09:30-12:30

 

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."

Dates Available

17 March 2021, 10:00-15:00

Please use the below link for more information and to book your place.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/know-your-why-supportt-workshop-tickets-125926023125

 

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 arrannged 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

 

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.

16 February 2021,14:00-16:00   09 November 2021, 10:00-12:00
02 March 2021, 10:00-12:00 13 July2021, 10:00-12:00 14 December 2021, 14:00-16:00
13 April 2021, 14:00-16:00 10 August 2021, 14:00-16:00 11 Janaury 2022, 10:00-12:00
18 May 2021, 10:00-12:00 07 September 2021, 10:00-12:00 08 February 2022, 14:00-16:00
08 June 2021, 14:00-16:00 12 October 2021, 14:00-16:00 08 March 2022, 10:00-12:00

 

Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) Zoom 8 week course

I have now successfully run two 8-week MBSR courses via Zoom. These courses have evaluated really well and colleague participants found them useful especially during these unprecedented and anxious times.

As you know, The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course 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 thereby reducing stress and enhancing well-being.

Attendance is 2 hours per week for 8 weeks plus 1 silent half day in between - home practice is an essential part of the course. You will need to commit to all the dates and make a firm intention to carry out the home practice.

Course dates

03 February 2021, 10 February 2021, 17 February 2021, 03 March 2021, 10 March 2021, 17 March 2021, 24 March 2021, 07 April 2021, 14 April 2021

Course lead: Dr Sanjay Suri Consultant Paediatrician & Mindfulness teacher in training

Please complete this booking form and return to sanjay.suri2@nhs.net to book your place.

For any course queries please contact sanjay.suri2@nhs.net

 

**NEW DATES** 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 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.

Session 1   Introduction and planning for birth - 5 April 2021

Session 2   Labour and Birth - 12 April 2021

Session 3   Caring for baby - 19 April 2021

Session 4   Parental wellbeing - 26 April  2021

Session 5   Returning to work - 3 May 2021

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.

Course Flyer

Please use the following link to book a place:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parentt-baby-preparation-course-via-zoom-for-health-care-professionals-registration-138755235645

Face to Face Courses

*NEW* Paediatric Technical Skills Course

Refresh and renew the technical skills you require to look after paediatric patients in a supportive environment.

Who is this course for?

Any staff member paediatric trainees who have had limited opportunities to practice skills due to COVID.

Any other trainees who may work with children such as anaesthetics of Emergency Medicine who feel they need to build confidence in paediatric skills.

Anyone AHPs who are involved in paediatric procedures (ANPs, MTIs PAs).

What will I learn?

A wide range of skills tailored to your requirements. Including

•Airway skills (intubation)

•Lumbar Puncture

•Needle thoracentesis & chest drain insertion

•Venous Access. I/O, Venepuncture.

 

Available Dates, All sessions run 8:45 until 13:00

 

14th April 2021

19th May 2021

21st June 2021

Venue

Bardhan Suite, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre (PGME) Rotherham Hospital.

Flyer avaiable here

For further information or to book please contact jonathan.kyffin@nhs.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face to Face and Virtual

Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day

A course developed to help build trainee confidence, skills and knowledge in a supportive environment so that they can safely and confidently return to practice within their training programme.

Target Audience: Yorkshire & Humber Paediatric trainees who have taken a period of absence for 3 onths or more. The course is also open to A&E and Anaesthetic trainees wanting to refresh their paediatric clinical management and skills.

This course is split over two half day sessions;

Session 1 - Face to Face (covering face to face simulations and skills stations)

Delegates will get exposure to

1) Basic, advanced both neonatal and paediatric resuscitation, acute management of deteriorating sick patient, child safeguarding (depending on trainee needs)

2) Non-technical skills like communication, decision making, confidence to seek help, team-working and leadership skills

3) Refreshing clinical skills practice including IV cannulation, UVC, UAC, IO access, intubation, central access and chest drain (depending on trainee needs)

Session 2 - Virtual

At the end of this session, delegate would feel supported and motivated and feel confident to work their best as a parent and an employee. Aware of recent updates within school of paediatrics, eportfolios and ARCPs, recent clinical guideline changes and covid related changes to practice.

Venues

Face to Face: Bardhan Suite in the Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, Rotherham Hospital, S60 2UD.

Virtual: Zoom

Course dates

Face to Face Session Options 28 Jan 21 11 Mar 21 04 May 21 06 Jul 21 13 Sep 21 10 Nov 21
Virtual Session Options 29 Jan 21 12 Mar 21 07 May 21 07 Jul 21 17 Sep 21 12 Nov 21

Please see course flyer here for full details

If you have any course queries or wish to book your place please email sunitha.sampath@nhs.net

 

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)

February 2021

16-Feb-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction

14:00-16:00, Select for information and to book

18-Feb-21 SuppoRTT Wellbeing - Session 1 09:30-12:30, Select to book
22-Feb-21 Interpersonal Skills Workshop by Cambridgeshire Elocution Virtual, Select for information and to book
25-Feb-21 SuppoRTT Wellbeing - Session 2 09:30-12:30, Select to book
March 2021
02-Mar-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction

10:00-12:00, Select for information and to book

03-Mar-21 Tiny Habits® for Doctors - How to make changes in your life that last forever Virtual, Select for information and to book
09-Mar-21 Paediatric Technical Skills Course 08:45-13:00, contact

jonathan.kyffin@nhs.net for more information and to book

11-Mar-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 1 of 2 (Face to Face)

Bardhan Suite in the Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, Rotherham Hospital, S60 2UD.

Select for information and to book

12-Mar-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 2of 2 (Virtual) Virtual, Select for information and to book
17-Mar-21 Know Your Why SuppoRTT workshop Virtual, select for information and to book
18-Mar-21 SuppoRTT Training the trainer session for Educational Supervisors - Educational supervision in the time of Covid Virtual, 14:00-16:30, Select for information and to book

22-Mar-21

Interpersonal Skills Workshop by Cambridgeshire Elocution

Virtual, Select for information and to book
22-Mar-21 SuppoRTT Wellbeing - Session 1 13:00-16:00, Select to book
29-Mar-21 SuppoRTT Wellbeing - Session 2 13:00-16:00, Select to book
31-Mar-21 SuppoRTT Training the trainer session for Educational Supervisors - Educational supervision in the time of Covid Virtual, 09:30-12:00, Select for information and to book
April
07-Apr-21 Untangling Unwanted Habits for Good 10:00-13:00, Select for information and to book
13-Apr-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 14:00-16:00, Select for information and to book
14-Apr-21 Paediatric Technical Skills Course 08:45-13:00, contact

jonathan.kyffin@nhs.net for more information and to book

20-Apr-21

21-Apr-21

SuppoRTT: Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, select for information and to book
May
04-May-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 1 of 2 (Face to Face)

Bardhan Suite in the Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, Rotherham Hospital, S60 2UD.

Select for information and to book

05-May-21 Untangling Unwanted Habits for Good 10:00-13:00, Select for information and to book
07-May-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 2of 2 (Virtual) Virtual, Select for information and to book
18-May-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select for information and to book
19-May-21 Paediatric Technical Skills Course 08:45-13:00, contact

jonathan.kyffin@nhs.net for more information and to book

June
08-Jun-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 14:00-16:00, Select for information and to book
21-Jun-21 Paediatric Technical Skills Course 08:45-13:00, contact

jonathan.kyffin@nhs.net for more information and to book

24-Jun-21

25-Jun-21

SuppoRTT: Building Personal & Professional Wellbeing 09:30-12:30, select for information and to book
July
06-Jul-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 1 of 2 (Face to Face)

Bardhan Suite in the Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, Rotherham Hospital, S60 2UD.

Select for information and to book

07-Jul-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 2of 2 (Virtual) Virtual, Select for information and to book
13-Jul-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select for information and to book
August
10-Aug-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 14:00-16:00, Select for information and to book
September
07-Sep-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select for information and to book
13-Sep-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 1 of 2 (Face to Face)

Bardhan Suite in the Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, Rotherham Hospital, S60 2UD.

Select for information and to book

17-Sep-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 2of 2 (Virtual) Virtual, Select for information and to book
October
12-Oct-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 14:00-16:00, Select for information and to book
November
09-Nov-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select for information and to book
10-Nov-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 1 of 2 (Face to Face)

Bardhan Suite in the Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, Rotherham Hospital, S60 2UD.

Select for information and to book

12-Nov-21 Paed SuppoRTT (Paediatric Supported Return To work) Training Day - Session 2of 2 (Virtual) Virtual, Select for information and to book
December
14-Dec-21 Mindfulness: An Introduction 14:00-16:00, Select for information and to book
January 2022
11-Jan-22 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select for information and to book
February 2022
08-Feb-22 Mindfulness: An Introduction 14:00-16:00, Select for information and to book
March 2022
08-Mar-22 Mindfulness: An Introduction 10:00-12:00, Select for information and to book
SuppoRTT Champions

SuppoRTT Champions

We are delighted to announce we now have SuppoRTT Champions in place within most Trusts. We also have one speciality specific Champion, for Psychiatry. 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

Ipshita.Scarrott@nhs.net

 

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 Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Maja Kotlinska & Rajan Bhojwani

rajan.bhojwani@nhs.net

Clare Smith

clare.smith77@nhs.net

 

Freya Smith-Jack & Olunfunso Olarinde

Freya.smith-jack@nhs.net

olufunso.olarinde1@nhs.net

 

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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.