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About the Supported Return to Training for Trainees programme

SuppoRTT is a national programme designed to improve the return to training experience for all medical and dental trainees who have been out of training for three months or more.

This elearning programme aims to:

  • help trainees understand the supported return to training process
  • discuss common concerns for returning trainees
  • hear the positive experiences of other trainees’ return to training.

The programme is aimed at trainees planning an absence from training, and those planning their return to training.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • Your (trainee) concerns
  • The SuppoRTT process
  • Keep in touch/shared parental leave in touch/supported return to training days
  • People who can support you
  • Your wellbeing
  • Summary
  • Links to HEE SuppoRTT teams webpages.

Anticipated time to complete:  30 to 60 minutes.

The course is formative and is not assessed.

More information

The programme was produced by Jennifer McLeavey and Alison Gale for Health Education England North West (HEE NW), in conjunction with the Blended Learning Team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Meet the team

  • Jennifer McLeavey

    Jennifer McLeavey

    Emergency Medicine trainee and National SuppoRTT Fellow
  • Alison Gale

    Alison Gale

    Consultant Obstetrician at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, and an Associate Dean (HEE NW).


Thank you to the following trainees who shared their return to work experience in the video footage:

  • Jenny Barber
  • Victoria Galvis
  • Michelle Keane
  • Sumita Chhabra

How to access

In order to access the Supported Return to Training for 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 Supported Return to Training for 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 Supported Return to Training for 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.

More information

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