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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 Ruth Hartley

Champion of Flexible Training

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Ruth was appointed as a General Medical and Geriatric consultant in 2016. She has worked throughout the South Coast and South East London after graduating from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. She has a special interest in Community Geriatrics and has recently been appointed Less Than Full Time Champion for the Trust.

Since 2013, Ruth has worked LTFT, both in her training and now as a consultant. Having lived the experience of many different LTFT models, she is eager to improve on the accessibility, support and educational opportunities for others working LTFT.

She is best contacted by email at [email protected] or can be found on Abinger Ward at East Surrey Hospital

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

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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Surrey
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