HEE launches supported return to training strategy

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Health Education England has launched a strategy and investment plan which details ten commitments to ensure that trainees are supported on their return to training pathway.

There are more than 50,000 doctors undertaking postgraduate training in England. At least 10 per cent of these will need to take time out of their programme for a variety of reasons such as parental leave, sickness or bereavement, to gain additional experience or training outside of the postgraduate training programme, to conduct academic research, or to take a career break.

In HEE’s Call for Evidence, doctors in training recently reported that they had experienced difficulties on returning to their training pathway relating to confidence, capabilities, familiarity in the workplace and provision of pastoral support.

As such, the Department of Health has committed to recurrent annual funding of £10 million for HEE to deliver this plan. HEE will take responsibility for ensure that this funding is invested effectively and appropriately to deliver meaningful improvements for doctors in training.

For further information please see our Accelerated return to training web page.

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