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Welcome to the Royal United Hospital's Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) page

SuppoRTT is a national programme which was designed to improve the experience for all postgraduate doctors who have been out of training for a period of 3 months or more.

Many doctors take time out of training, and this can vary in both reason as well as duration. Reasons for absence can include parental leave, OOPs (experience, research etc), career breaks, carer's leave and sickness.

We understand that returning to training can be a challenging and stressful time for our trainees. We want to acknowledge those difficulties and reassure you that you are not alone. At any time, 10% of the 50,000 trainee doctors are on an approved time out of training. Together with NHS England, your School and the Southwest Deanery, we are here to support and guide you through this process.

What is SuppoRTT Guidance and Forms SuppoRTT Champions
Courses, Activities and Resources Coaching KiT, SPLiT and RTTA Days
Info for supervisors Leadership Useful information and policy

This short video outlines the SuppoRTT programme and what it has to offer:

SuppoRTT timeline of events

RUH SuppoRTT Contacts

Dr Gurjit Chohan SuppoRTT Champion
Emma Clements Programme Manager
Dr Samantha James Quality Improvement & Innovation Fellow – SuppoRTT
Please contact the team at:

Find out more

SuppoRTT Poster

Thanks to our SuppoRTT Fellow 23-24 - Dr Samantha James who, with the support from our Web Development team developed this site to improve access to information and ensure a smoother Return to Work process.

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