Page 1: Welcome to the SuppoRTT Notification of Absence Form

This form is to be completed by either the Trainee, or Appropriate Educator/Supervisor* only if an absence planning meeting has not been able to occur. 

It is recommended the Absence Planning Meeting takes place 3 months prior to the start date of the Trainee's period of absence. If the absence is unplanned this meeting can take place at a later date and does not need to be face to face. You can access the Absence Planning Form here. It is important to notify SuppoRTT of a trainee who has gone out of programme. This notification form should therefore only be used in exceptional circumstances where it is not possible to complete the Absence Planning Meeting form. 

Please note, you are able to pause your submission and come back to it later by selecting the 'finish later' option at the bottom of each page. This enables the form to be reviewed or completed by various people such as the Trainee and Appropriate Supervisor*. Once you have selected 'finish later' you will be provided with a screen which will provide a unique link for you to access your form and an option to email the link to access later.

If you have any queries regarding the SuppoRTT Programme please visit our SuppoRTT Webpage or contact the SuppoRTT Team at

*For the purpose of this document, ‘Appropriate Educator/Supervisor’ can be categorised but not limited to; Educational Supervisors (ES), College Tutors, Clinical Supervisors (CS), Foundation Programme Directors (FPD), Training Programme Directors (TPD), Head of Schools (HoS), Directors of Medical Education (DME), SuppoRTT Champions.

Please note that by using this form, you agree to NHSE's latest privacy statement which can be found here:

The information collected in this form will be securely held by NHSE and will only be accessible to those directly involved in the Supported Return to Training.  Information may also be made available to the trainees employing Trusts i.e HR and Medical Education / Supported Return To Training Champion / administrator, Head of School, Training Programme Director.  Data will not be shared wider without your explicit consent.