Return To Training

Returning to Training

Returning to clinical anaesthesia following a period of absence e.g. maternity leave, prolonged sick leave or out-of-programme research/experience can be particularly stressful. The School has supported the development of a number of measures to make the process as seamless and supportive as possible. It is essential that trainees meet with their ES prior to embarking on a prolonged period of leave to discuss plans for staying in touch.

Areas to discuss include:

  • Use of KIT days
  • Attending a 'Return to Work' study day
  • Setting a target date for meeting the designated return to work advisor
  • Completing educational checklist

Return To Training Leads in each Health Board

All RTT leads can be contacted via their email addresses.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Dr Non Morris
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Dr Liz Boucher
Royal Glamorgan Hospital Dr Neeta Tailor
Prince Charles Hospital Dr Matt Williams
Princess of Wales Hospital Dr Sonia Sathe
Swansea Bay University Health Board Dr Ceri Beynon
Glangwili Hospital Dr Anna Pisarczyk-Bathini
Wrexham Maelor Hospital Dr Gillian Bennett/Dr Ruth Viles
Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Dr Nia Williams
Ysbyty Gwynedd Dr Suman Mitra

Resources and Courses

WSoA Return to Clinical Anaesthesia Course
Return to Clinical Anaesthesia

Restartt Course

HEIW Return to Training Pages

Association of Anaesthetists - Keeping In Touch days
AoA KIT days

Return to Training Peer Mentoring

We have a new peer mentoring initiative developed by trainees in the Welsh School of Anaesthesia to help those returning to training following a period of time out. This scheme offers a free and confidential space to talk through any issues/worries with other trainees who have had time out of training for many reasons and completed a return to training. The aim of this is to make the transition back to training as seamless and anxiety-free as possible.

We currently have a number for stage 2 and 3 trainees who have completed mentorship training from the Professional Support Unit.

If you are starting/currently on a period of prolonged leave or have recently returned to training and feel having a peer mentor would be useful, please contact Jess Phillips (stage 2 trainee and scheme lead), via for more information.