Returning to Work

Anaesthetists may be away from their normal woReturn to Work Imagerking environment for many reasons and these periods of absence can extend from months to years.

Click below for guidance directed at anaesthetists returning to anaesthesia after a career break. Please note this guidance is not for those who are exploring a change of specialty after a career break.

Managing a successful return to practice is ultimately a customised journey, led by the individual and supported by their employer, with patient safety the key factor to be addressed by both parties. It is the duty of all doctors to ensure they are safe to return to practice.


Policies & Guidance:

Covering Letter

Guidance

Policy

Flowchart


Documentation:

Form 1 – Planning your time away from Training

Form 2 – Planning your Return to Training

Form 3 – Reviewing your return form

Form 4 – Funding Request Approval


RCoA Return to Work Information publication:

RCoA Return To Work (published 2015, reviewed 2018)


HEE Return To Work Website:

Click here


There are a few ‘Returning to work in Anaesthesia’ courses available.

See the Courses page of the website for details of the Westmidlands course.