Supported Return to Training (SRTT)

Supported Return to Training – also known as SuppoRTT or SRTT is a great new offer to support all trainees who are returning after time out of programme. This might include taking a year out to pursue other academic interests, Maternity or parental leave and sick leave.

SRTT is managed by the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Professional Support Unit and there are local champions to support each region.

What is SRTT?

SRTT is available to all trainees taking more than three months of leave (but that is not a hard line – if you have taken a period of absence and feel the scheme would benefit you, then this will be considered).

SRTT aims to ensure that whilst off, trainees don’t feel forgotten about and that developmental activities can still be accessed. To be there so, when you are ready to return, this is managed by the employer and education team with the trainee to ensure a safe return to work. You may want to consider Less Than Full Time (LTFT) training following a period of absence.

Upon your return to work, you may find this chart useful on what to talk about at your return to work meeting.

Find out about upcoming SRTT events on our events page.

SuppoRTT resources
Return to Training resources


Dr Pavan Uppal, KSS GP SRTT Champion