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  • Personal/health issues =  Bryony, Jayashree, Matt, Arif, your Educational Supervisor, Trainer or your own GP
  • E-portfolio and Work Based Assessment Issues = Matt, your Educational Supervisor or your Trainer 
  • Hospital post issues = Bryony or your Clinical Supervisor
  • Practice/Trainer issues = Arif and/or your Trainer

Deanery support
A detailed review of support services from the Deanery

Supporting a registrar after a rpolonger period out of training with illness

Any trainee that has a period of absence of 3 months or more is strongly advised to adhere to this guidance document and complete all of the attached forms.

If a trainee is absent for a period less than 3 months they can ‘opt in’ to this guidance document, but any phased return / training plan devised by Occupational Health or HR should take precedence. 

The purpose of this Supported Return to Training Guidance (SuppoRTT) is to improve patient safety and quality of care, whilst giving trainees an opportunity to regain their confidence and previously acquired skills more quickly and safely

NCAS form  in case of relasping illness

Useful support Services

Take Time
19 Clarendon Place
Leeds LS2 9JY
Tel: 0113 343 4642

A confidential counselling service specifically for junior doctors and dentists. Funded directly by the Deanery and is provided by a collaboration between the University of Leeds Student Counselling Centre and the Specialist Psychotherapy Service, Leeds Partnerships Foundation NHS Trust. Medical work is inherently stressful and you may find you need help with work-related and/or personal difficulties which can often cause anxiety, stress, depression and unhappiness..


The NHS GP Health Service is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England.

The GP Health Service can help with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work.

The service is self-referral. It is provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors and is available in various locations across England.

Access the service by emailing us on  or by calling 0300 0303 300. The service is available 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 8am – 2pm Saturday.

Please note the service is not for emergency or crisis issues. These should be directed to mainstream NHS.



 Collated information on support available for all doctors by academy of Royal Colleges

Support for doctors by Academy of Royal Colleges

Workplace Wellbeing
574 Barnsley Road
Sheffield  S5 6UA
Tel:  0114 226 1810

A professional counselling and consultancy service to help doctors in difficulty deal with personal or work-related stress and psychological trauma relating to work roles. One-to-one counselling is provided on a confidential self-referral basis. Funded directly by the Deanery.

University of Leeds Careers Centre
Careers advice and information for current students, including specific pages for International students and Postgraduates. This includes GP trainees in Yorkshire.

Leeds University Counselling Services

Leeds University Counselling Services, 19 Clarendon Place, Leeds, LS2 9JY, Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 4107, www.leeds.ac.uk/uscs/

Interfaith Centre
Interfaith Centre, Listerhills Rd, Bradford, BD7 1HT, Bradford, +44 (0) 1274 731674, email: interfaith@educationbradford.com http://www.ngfl.ac.uk/re/index.html

Some trainees find their religious values can conflict with their training.  The Interfaith Centre in Bradford houses ministers from a variety of faiths who may help you with guidance.

Helpful National Organisations

BMA Counselling Service 
Provides 24/7 telephone counselling by qualified counsellors. 
Tel: 0645 200169

BMA Doctors for Doctors Service 
Provides help for doctors in employment difficulties especially in relation to mental health problems and abuse of alcohol and drugs. The unit provides a signposting service to the area of help that is of most pertinence to the individual doctor’s case. Tel: 020 7383 6739

British Doctors’ and Dentists’ Group 
A network of support groups of recovering medical and dental drug and alcohol users. Students are also welcomed. The groups are accessed via the Medical Council on Alcohol. 
Tel: 020 7487 4445 
website: www.medicouncilalcol.demon.co.uk

Doctors’ Support Network and Doctors’ SupportLine 
Self-help organisations for doctors with or who have recovered from mental illness. 
Tel: 0870 765 0001 
websites: www.dsn.org.uk and www.doctorssupportline.org

Sick Doctors’ Trust 
A pro-active service, self-help organisation for addicted physicians. 
Tel: 0870 444 5163 
website: www.sick-doctors-trust.co.uk

National Counselling Service for Sick Doctors
A doctor concerned about the effect of illness or the fitness to practise of a sick colleague may telephone the national contact point on 0171 935 5982. He will be given the name of a national adviser who will be a senior doctor in the same branch of medicine as the doctor-patient. He may contact the national adviser, and it is not until this stage that he need disclose the name of his sick colleague. The adviser may personally approach the sick doctor, or may arrange for another specialist to do so. No permanent records incorporating names will be kept of these transactions. The sick doctor is perfectly entitled to refuse the offer, in which case the original referring colleague is informed and the matter closed so far as the National Counselling Service.

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