Page 1: Welcome to the SuppoRTT Absence Planning Form

This form is to be completed with the Trainee and Appropriate Educator/Supervisor* at the Absence Planning Meeting. 

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.

If a meeting is not able to occur for any reason, the TPD/ES can complete the notification of absence form in the initial instance to inform SuppoRTT of the trainees absence.

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.

The Trainee must upload a copy of this completed form to their e-portfolio.

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.