Supported Return to Training 


Trainees sometimes take time out from training for different reasons and for varying lengths of time. This can be a difficult and stressful time for the trainee. Health Education England supports trainees and helps them to return to training. For training breaks longer than 3 months, the SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training) programme has been set up. This flexible programme has been designed to include enhanced supervision, clinical simulation days, mentorship and coaching, resilience training, practical advice and sign posting. More information about this can be found in the FAQ section.   

A short animated guide can be viewed here, and a copy of the regional Supported Return to Training Guidance document can be viewed here.  The UKBristol project website called My SuppoRTT contains a wealth of specially tailored information including videos of trainees’ experiences and the different obstacles that they can face. The national team have produced a national infographic.  

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact the SuppoRTT team, via email at


Links to Resources 

South West SuppoRTT Hub 

The SuppoRTT Process and online forms

SuppoRTT Champions

Training Courses, online learning and Webinars

Resilience and Wellbeing


Other Resources

Frequently Asked Questions