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Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT)

HEE recognises that trainees take time out their training programme for a number of reasons, such as parental leave, OOP, carers leave and sickness.

Returning to training, regardless of the reason, can be a difficult and stressful time for trainees.

We are committed to supporting trainees to return to training after a period of extended absence (three months or longer).

The Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) initiative aims to support trainees with their confidence, skills and knowledge so that they can safely and confidently return to practice within their training programme.

Trainees absent for less than three months may also opt in to the programme.

There is a range of resources available through the Deanery to support your return, including supernumerary re-orientation days, sim skills sessions, mentoring, coaching and other opportunities.

For more information about these please see the link below:

Supported Return to Training - HEE South East

This will take you to a website with all the information, but I would particularly draw your attention to the courses the Deanery run for returning trainees which can be found here:

SuppoRTT overview - OxSTaR

Important paperwork

Documents and Forms - HEE South East

SuppoRTT Champion

The current OUH interim SuppoRTT champion for OUH is Sarah Millette, who has personal experience of returning to traning twice herself and worked for a year as a deanery SuppRTT fellow setting up return to training days.

If you are a trainee, educational supervisors or TPD with queries about return to training in the trust please contact her.

If you are going out of training and have queries you are also welcome to get in touch.

Dr Sarah Millette

Dr Sarah Millette
Consultant Geriatrician
Interim SuppoRTT Champion
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Last reviewed:26 November 2021