Apply for SuppoRTT
Before taking time out:
This will guide your conversation around how to keep in contact while out of training and what resources you think you might need on your return.
Before your return:
This will guide the conversation with your supervisor highlight any support you might need, and is the formal application for SuppoRTT funding.
These must be agreed with your Head of School, Dean, Deputy Dean or Training Programme Director prior to submitting the form.
Courses and resources:
Courses available from the study budget should be applied for in the usual way. A full list of courses covered by the study budget can be found here.
SuppoRTT may be able to fund courses that are not accessible through your study budget, if they support your return. Similarly, if the course is covered by the study budget but you cannot access it (e.g. if you are on an OOPC, OOPE or OOPR), SuppoRTT may be able to provide funding.
The Professional Support Unit offers support, guidance and information to healthcare professionals, including one-to-one educational support and remote coaching.
Step 3 - Share your plans as early as possible with HR/medical staffing and rota co-ordinators.
Medical staffing/HR processes must have been completed before trainees can undertake any return-to-work activities involving clinical contact.
Step 4 - Claim reimbursement for approved courses:
Once your pre-return form is approved you will receive an approval email; you must then complete a study leave form which is available from your trust – use the code SRTT0001 to list the approved SuppoRTT course title and fee.
If you need further advice or have any concerns about your return, Trust or School SuppoRTT champions, HR or others who are co-ordinating trainee placements in your trust or training programme can signpost you.
When you and your supervisor are happy that your return period is complete, you can sign off the final return to training form.