Human Factors & SuppoRTT Program (1 day)

  • Skilling those who will support doctors returning to work & training following absence
  • Designed to help your trust fulfil Health Education England criteria
  • Anyone involved in supporting doctors returning to training
  • Refresh understanding of Human Factors & Human Performance and models of safety in complex environments
  • Discuss some of the challenges faced by Returning to Training for both the individual and their teams/organisation, as well as opportunities
  • Understand the impact of time out of work on decision making & situation awareness
  • How to build confidence & resilience in those returning to work
  • How to help returners to feel comfortable in seeking support, and to be able to raise concerns
  • Looking at team behaviours that aid or impede integration of new/returning team members – what role do you play?
At any given time, approximately 5,000 Doctors in Training (10% of the national Trainee Doctor workforce) taking approved time out from training. This is entirely normal, but Health Education England have identified that these doctors do not always receive sufficient support in returning to training/practice, and in particular that insufficient attention is given to developing those who will be providing that support.

“Junior doctors face challenges over their confidence and competence. Many supervisors are either not aware of this or unwilling to look at solutions. I feel strongly that a supportive return to work should be mandatory for all those away for more than 6 months as a patient safety matter”
– Anaesthetic Consultant

“Very good, practical and supportive session. Would definitely recommend to others. Very knowledgeable trainer”.
Clinical supervisor – Princess Alexandra NHS Trust

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