Supported Return to Training


Many trainees take a period of absence from training for a number of reasons which can often vary in duration. This can include; Parental leave, OOP, Carers leave and Sickness.

HEE understands that regardless of the reason, returning back into training can be a difficult and stressful time for a trainee. However, you are not on your own, Health Education England and your School are here to support and guide you through this process.  Please click here to download a copy of HEE's Supported Return to Training Report. 



NW SuppoRTT Guidance


Please download the full guidance document or the individual forms using the links below:

North West SuppoRTT Guidance



Pre-Absence Meeting

Initial Return Meeting

Review Meeting 

Individualised Action Planner


The forms for the Pre-Absence and Initial Return Meetings also include AoMRC Recommended Questions and Actions. 

Please ensure that all completed forms are submitted to the North West SuppoRTT Team at


Funding Opportunities 

BidScheme 2019-20

In 2019-20 a single bid scheme will be open to applications throughout the year; the review panel will meet quarterly and the funds for successful bids will be paid in the subsequent LDA payment. 

The quarter 4 review will be in December for payment in the LDA in February; if you would like your bid to be considered in the Q4 review please submit your bid by Monday 16th December 2019.  Please note that all funds must be fully utilised by 31st March 2020. 

NW SuppoRTT Bid Template 2019-20

NW SuppoRTT Bid Guidance Document


Travel Expenses

HEE NW offers trainees who are out of programme the opportunity to claim their travel expenses for attendance at activities related to their return to training, including KIT days.  Please complete the below form and return to


SuppoRTT Expense Claim Form


HEE NW SuppoRTT Team 

Dr Shirley Remington

Deputy Dean for Learner Support

0161 268 9547
Dr Alison Gale Associate Dean for Learner Support    
Amanda Fox Programme Coordinator
Donna Sant Programme Administrator
Jenny Barber National Clinical SuppoRTT Fellow
Jen McLeavey

National Clinical SuppoRTT Fellow

Page updated 19th November 2019

This page will be continually updated as new information becomes available.