In order to provide more support to returning trainees, we are offering all returners three ‘re-orientation’ days, allowing trainees to be supernumerary, with no nights or on-calls, for their first three full days whilst they readjust to being back in a training/working environment. This period could include activities such as shadowing a colleague; attending departmental meetings; familiarising themselves with departmental processes/protocols.
This is being offered to all trainees, with an opt-out being available following discussion with the relevant ES/TPD if it is felt it is not required (e.g. trainee has been OOPR but has maintained their clinical skills via locum shifts and attending courses etc). Those opting out must state this on their pre-return to work forms, specifying how they have kept up-to-date, and ensuring it is signed off by their ES/TPD. Completing the pre-return forms submitting them to us will enable us to see who is taking up the offer and arrange the transfer of funds accordingly. Without the pre-return form, we cannot provide funding.
Please be aware that the three days will not count towards training.