Return to Work

Supported Return to Training (SRRT)

As part of the 2016 junior doctor’s contract negotiations, inconsistencies were highlighted across England with the level of support available to doctors returning to training following an approved period of time away from clinical practice.


This presented Health Education England (HEE) with an opportunity to ensure that consistent and appropriate time, resources, and support are invested in our returning trainees in order for them to step back into training without unnecessary difficulties.


Taking the above into consideration, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2018-19 Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) initiative. This page contains all of the relevant information and forms as part of this initiative.


For trainees who are off work for more than 3 months, there are a series of workshops that HEWM are currently providing throughout the West Midlands. Follow this link for more information:

Covering Letter
SRTT - Covering Letter.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [215.4 KB]
SRTT - Guidance.docx
Microsoft Word document [77.3 KB]
SRTT - Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [82.9 KB]
SRTT - Flowchart.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [190.0 KB]
Form 1 - Planning time away
Form 1. SRTT Planning your time away fr[...]
Microsoft Word document [79.6 KB]
Form 2 - Planning your return
Form 2. SRTT Planning your Return to Tra[...]
Microsoft Word document [83.4 KB]
Form 3 - Reviewing your return
Form 3. SRTT Reviewing your return form.[...]
Microsoft Word document [82.3 KB]
Form 4 - Requesting funding
Form 4. SRTT Funding Request[...]
Microsoft Word document [157.9 KB]

RCOA Information

The RCOA have also published information and guidance for anaesthetists who have had a career break (for whatever reason). A copy of their 'Return to Work' publication can be found below.

RCOA Return to Work
Return To Work (published 2015, reviewed[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [146.6 KB]
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