Associated Online Resources
- Supervisor Training for South West Supported Return to Training Programme: How To Support
- SuppoRTT South West is proud to be part of HEE’s SuppoRTT Programme: HEE National Supported Return to Training website
- HEE National Supported Return to Training Document: Supported Return to Training
- Enhancing Junior Doctors Working Lives: Enhancing Working Lives
- AoMRC Return to Practice Guidance 2017: Return to Practice Guidance
- HEE fully endorses the principles set out in the Gold Guide: Gold Guide Version 8
- South West GP's: SuppoRTT Guide for Primary Care GP Trainees in the South West
Parental Leave Resources
BMA information sheet on Working Parents This is an exhaustive guide to how to plan and manage the demands of balancing being a parent with being a trainee practitioner both before and after your child is born. This includes useful resources including a Maternity Leave checklist and calculator and information on shared parental leave and how best to return to training.
- Government Information On Parental Leave
Time Out of Practice Resources
Support around Death; Though specific to those training within Scotland, this site aims to support all healthcare staff facing the death of a loved one. It offers information on the legislative, clinical and practical issues involved when balancing grief with training.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; If you believe more regular, face-to-face support might be best for you, this site is best able to signpost you to counselling and psychotherapy professionals within your area.
DocHealth; This service offers face-to-face support from senior clinicians for those within the London area or Skype consultations for those further afield. This service is exclusively by self-referral and, as such, shares no information with your employer. Fees are salary-linked and it is supported by the RMBF and the BMA.
The Doctors’ Support Network; This site gives you access to a confidential peer support network for both doctors and medical students alike with concerns regarding their mental wellbeing.
NHS Practitioner Health Programme: Occupational Mental Health Services; This is an NHS service specifically for doctors (training and practicing) and dentists with both physical or mental health concerns that could affect their work.
The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund; The RMBF offers financial assistance to doctors in times of need. They also offer financial advice and telephone befriending for those who are feeling isolated and require support.
Messly; This is an online “National Mess”, which aims to improve support, camaraderie, and professional pride. All junior doctors are eligible to apply to become members
There are many public/secret/closed Facebook groups for medical professionals, which can offer an invaluable source of support and guidance. There will also be a dedicated SuppoRTT page in the near future.