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SuppoRTT, Less Than Full Time and Returners to work

Education Faculty

Enhancing Junior Doctors Working Lives

At SASH we are committed to helping all doctors reach their full potential, and to ensure we support those doctors that wish to

  • train/ request to train less than full time(LTFT) and
  • return to the clinical area after a period of time out (SuppoRTT)

With this in mind we are pleased to introduce you to our appointed Less than Full Time and SuppoRTT lead:

Dr Alister Seaton

Champion of Flexible Training


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Alister was appointed as an Anaesthetic consultant at SASH in 2022. He has worked throughout Kent, Surrey and Sussex as well as in South East London and Australia having graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. He has a special interest in paediatric anaesthesia and has recently been appointed Less Than Full Time and SuppoRTT Champion for the Trust.

Alister worked LTFT as a trainee and having personal experience of the benefits and sometimes difficulties of this he is eager to improve on the accessibility, support and educational opportunities for others working LTFT as well as those returning to their specialty after time out of training.

He is best contacted by email at [email protected]


Her role is to:

  • Provide support to all junior doctors who are applying/considering applying for less  than full time working and or supported return to training
  • Attend junior doctor inductions
  • Answer email enquiries in a timely fashion about anything related to LTFT and SuppoRTT working    in the medical workforce
  • Work with medical HR, involved with constructing work schedules and calculating pay for LTFT trainees
  • Signposts’  to others within the Trust who can provide the appropriate help/support
  • Annual online survey of LTFT trainees
  • Develop trust guidance
  • Work with supervisors to develop awareness and capability

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The role of the Champion of flexible training:

For more information on SuppoRTT, please visit our website:

Further information regarding the LTFT process:

LKSS SRTT TRUST Toolkit Powerpoint for the toolkit guide:

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