SUPPORTED RETURN TO TRAINING SCHOOL AND TRUST CHAMPIONS

We are aiming that each employing trust and specialty School within the East Midlands region will have a designated SuppoRTT Champion, whose role is to oversee the return-to-work process.  Champions are all hospital consultants/GPs working within trusts or GP Practices.  The role of the Champion is to support trainees and trainers is to troubleshoot specific issues involving returning trainees in their School or Trust/GP Practice by liaising with the trainees' clinical area and Supervisor.  Throughout the RTT process, the trainee’s reviews will be with their educational supervisor, but if additional guidance or support is required, the SuppoRTT Champions are a fantastic resource.  They will have detailed knowledge of the local and regional resources available for return to training e.g. SuppoRTT mentoring scheme, return to training events such as one-day conferences and study days.

On this page you will find details of the current Supported Return to Training Trust and School Champions.  Their contact details are included and please feel free to contact them direct.  Where a School/Trust is listed as tba - this means "to be appointed" and in this case please contact the SuppoRTT Team for further help and support at SuppoRTT.em@hee.nhs.uk

SCHOOL SuppoRTT Champions

ANAESTHETICS - DR NICOLA HICKMAN

My name is Nicky Hickman - I am a Consultant Anaesthetist at Leicester General Hospital, Training Programme Director, and an Educational Supervisor, as well as the SuppoRTT Champion for the East Midlands School of Anaesthesia. As a mother of 3 who is a bit injury-prone, I have experienced several returns to training and work - I know first hand how hard it can be, as well as what a difference good support makes.

I have been interested in improving the experience of trainees returning to work for a number of years, established a Return to Work process for the school of Anaesthesia several years ago. Subsequently I developed this to include a tailor-made one day course, to which all returners to anaesthesia are welcome. 

Please feel free to contact me at either my emanaesthesia email address, or my uhl one. Remember to use my Sunday name - Nicola.Hickman

Contact: Nicola.Hickman@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

 

GP - DR CAROLINE POWELL   thumb_caroline_powell.png

I qualified as a doctor in 1998, in Sheffield. I spent a few years doing surgery before switching to GP training and qualifying as a GP in 2004. I then worked for 8 years as a GP partner before moving to my current practice in Chesterfield, where I work part time as a salaried GP and GP trainer. 

Outside of work, I have two daughters, my husband and our dog to feed and entertain. I love playing tennis and doing Pilates, and enjoy spending time outdoors.

I'm looking forward to being able to support trainees who've had some time out to get them back into their training.

Contact: carolinepowell@nhs.net

GP - DR TANIA JAWAD

Contact: tania.jawad@nhs.net

 

MEDICINE - DR RUTH DENTON-BEAUMONT

Contact: ruth.denton-beaumont@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

 

PAEDIATRICS - DR POOJA SACHDEV

Contact: pooja.sachdev@nuh.nhs.uk

 

RADIOLOGY - ADAM THOMAS

Contact: adam.thomas@nuh.nhs.uk

 

SURGERY - MRS CAT BOEREBOOM  thumb_cat_boereboom.jpg

I am Cat Boereboom. I trained in Sheffield and moved to Nottingham for my Surgical Training in East Midlands North.

I have taken time out of training for a 2.5 year PhD into pre-operative exercise and 1 year maternity leave but have always worked fulltime.

I was appointed as a colorectal and pelvic floor surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals this year.

I am married to another colorectal surgeon in the region and have a 5 year old daughter and 11 year old step daughter.

Contact: Cat.Boereboom@nuh.nhs.uk

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE - tba
O&G - tba
PATHOLOGY - tba
PSYCHIATRY - tba
PUBLIC HEALTH - tba

 

TRUST SuppoRTT Champions

NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS - DR CAROLINE BROWN (DME)

I am a Consultant Paediatrician and Deputy DME in Nottingham University Hospitals. Over the years I have personally experienced the challenge of time away from, and returning to, work and training be that for maternity leave, research or health. Having been a consultant for over 10years I have supported a significant number of trainees as a supervisor and mentor as they take their time away, planned or unplanned, for OOP, parental leave or sickness.  I passionately feel we should offer the right support and training to trainee and trainers hence my involvement with the regional SuppoRTT programme from the start. We deserve fulfilled lives and careers and I think, can have that with the right planning and care. I guess that’s why I’m learning to juggle!

Contact: SuppoRTT@nuh.nhs.uk

 

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER - DR KATH HIGGINS  thumb_kath_higgins.png

I am the SuppoRTT Champion for UHL (and also a newly appointed FTPD).  I’ve been a trainee and then consultant in Leicester for 20 years working mainly in diabetes, general medicine and acute medicine.  My current role in the speciality team is focused on inpatient diabetes care and I work across many areas in the trust.  For my whole time in UHL I have worked flexibly (3 -4 days per week) and I support the view that we are happier and more productive at work if we are supported in achieving a good work/life balance.  I’ve taken breaks from training/work to undertake a PhD as a medical student, to take 3 periods of maternity leave and also following unplanned illness.  I aim to support trainees in a safe and supported return to work following any break from training.  I am happy for any trainee returning to UHL to contact me via:  SuppoRTT@uhl-tr.nhs.uk and if I can’t answer your queries I can usually find someone who can.  Twitter: @medmum3  FaceBook: UHL SuppoRTT for doctors.

Contact: SuppoRTT@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

 

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF DERBY & BURTON - DR KLARA GARSTED (Mat leave)

Please contact the SuppoRTT Administrator: Zachary.watson@nhs.net

 

KETTERING GENERAL HOSPITAL - DR SYED JAFRI

Contact: SyedZulqarnain@kgh.nhs.uk

 

SHERWOOD FOREST HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - DR URSULA NGWU

Contact: ursula.ngwu@nhs.net

 

DERBYSHIRE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION TRUST - DR AMY HERFORD

Contact: amy.herford@nhs.net

 

CHESTERFIELD ROYAL HOSPITAL - tba

Contact: Wendyridley@nhs.net

NORTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL - tba
UNITED LINCOLNSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - tba
LEICESTERSHIRE PARTNERSHIRE - tba
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HEALTHCARE TRUST - tba
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HEALTHCARE - tba

LEAD EMPLOYER - tba

Contact: http://www.sthk.nhs.uk/workwithus/lead-employer-service/hee-east-midlands

 

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