Return to Training Activities (RTT-A)


Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to access the new RTT-A form.

It is understandable that work is likely to be the last thing on your mind whilst out of training. However, keeping up to date can be highly beneficial to you on your return to work, and should be encouraged. It also offers you the chance to meet other trainees who may be going through similar experiences to you, which many people find extremely helpful.

There are lots of activities available to support trainees returning to training, both locally and nationally. There are specialty specific activities available in some specialties and more generic activities for all trainees; please click here to view the list of School Approved Activities (this list will be continually updated). To find out who your School SuppoRTT Champion is and their contact details please visit the SuppoRTT Champions page

You can find information and dates for the following centrally organised activities in the SuppoRTT Activities Calendar: 

  • NW SuppoRTT Course
  • Overcoming Imposter Feelings interactive webinars
  • The Shapes Toolkit course
  • Coffee Catch Ups with our Fellow

Please click here to visit our SuppoRTT Days page for information about the different types of day that trainees can use to undertake RTT-A.


NHSE offers funding to trainees wishing to attend educational activities which will be of benefit to them on their return to training as well as funding for activities that are only available whilst they do not have access to their usual study leave budget (i.e. on parental leave etc.)

If a course/activity is overseas and all other curriculum requirements are met, one international event/activity will be considered for each doctor in training for any one programme (Foundation, Core, Higher or otherwise every three years). NHSE will consider funding either the full cost of the course/conference fees or the full cost of economy travel and accommodation whichever is the lower amount.


We now offer a single application form process to enable trainees to apply for the time to undertake the activity (i.e. KIT / SPLIT / SRTT day) as well as the funding.  Please click on the link below. You can apply for up to 10 activities on one form. Once the RTT-A Application Form has been completed online the NW SuppoRTT Team will then liaise with the relevant team to ensure the trainee is correctly reimbursed for this time.  


RTT-A Application Form


Page updated 2nd May 2024