Supervision of COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees – elearning for healthcare
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  • SuppoRTT for Shielding Trainees
  • Supported Return to Training

About the Supervision of COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees programme

This programme was developed for the educational supervisors of displaced or shielding doctors in training. However, supervisors and educators of trainees in other settings may find it useful.

The elearning content was developed in collaboration with displaced trainees who share their experiences of being displaced and demonstrates how they can be supported to progress in their training.


About the elearning

The elearning session defines a ‘displaced trainee’ and describes how to recognise if this applies to your trainee. This comprehensive session aims to support supervisors in ensuring trainees receive ongoing training and development to optimise their progression while they are displaced.

Supervisors are signposted to key resources, including guidance on supporting the wellbeing of displaced trainees.

The Supervision of COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees session includes:

  • defining what a COVID-19 displaced trainee is and recognising if your trainee falls into this category
  • explaining the 4 stages in the suppoRTT framework and how to implement it
  • understanding how to support your trainee to maximise their educational and learning opportunities
  • identifying activities that the displaced trainee can complete either at home or at work, dependent on their personal and professional needs and how these fit into the curricular and e-portfolio requirements for progression
  • case studies with interactive videos and reflective questions
  • signposting to key resources for displaced trainees and their supervisors
  • checklists and guidance on risk assessments, pre-return, return and ongoing review meetings
  • enhancing the supervisor’s understanding of the experience of displacement and its impact on a trainee, both professionally and personally, and enabling them to discuss these confidently with the trainee
  • guidance for educational supervisors on communicating to the wider team regarding the experience of displacement and the support available to displaced trainees

The elearning session takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and enables educational supervisors to reflect on key learning points. A certificate can be downloaded on completion of the session.

Meet the team

  • Antonia Calogeras

    Antonia Calogeras

    Clinical Lead, Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT), Health Education England (HEE)
  • Grace Swann

    Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Emily Jackson

    Foundation Trainee, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ceri Chadwick

    Ceri Chadwick

    ST6 Paediatric Specialty Registrar, HEE National Clinical Fellow for Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT), Chair of the SuppoRTT Shielding Trainee Advisory Group (S-STAG)
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Robin Pollard

    Robin Pollard

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Karen Walker - ID

    Karen Walker

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Naomi Knight

    Naomi Knight

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Gowland

    Rachel Gowland

    Communications Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare


With thanks to Dr Karen Kidner, Consultant Anaesthetist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

How to access

In order to access the Supervision of COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Supervision of COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Supervision of COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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