1. Guidance for trainees who are shielding 17 July 2020

  2. S-STAG Advice for ES, Trainers and Trainees 

  3. S-STAG Guide and Checklist for Trainers and supervisors 

  4. S-STAG Resource list including social medial platform where trainees could access information 

  5. S-STAG Activities to be considered while shielding 

  6. UKFPO guidance for shielding foundation trainees

  7. Latest documents released regarding impact of COVID on training and ARCP to our champions - regularly updated


For Junior Doctors who are Shielding for Medical Reasons – Peer Support Group

If you are a Junior Doctor in the South West (Severn or Peninsula Deaneries) shielding for medical reasons we invite you to join this trainee-led group. The purpose is information sharing & peer support. We will ask for your help in creating sessions tailored to help you through this next stage of the pandemic. You may have previously registered but as the group is re-focussing it’s goals for the year we ask you to re-register here if you wish to continue membership:


This is a short form asking for minimal details and should only take 1 minute to complete. All data given will be held and protected by the SW SuppoRTT group for non-patient facing junior doctors.
Your personal details will not be shared with any other parties including your employer.
Please note you do not need to be on a training program to register – clinical fellows, LEDs all welcome.

This registration will replace that previously completed. If you do not re-register, you will not receive further details of meetings going forward.


For Doctors who are pregnant and/or on parental leave:

In response to the increased anxiety and isolation facing many trainees who are either pregnant or on parental leave across our region, the SuppoRTT and Wellbeing Fellows (Wiz & Rhiannon) invite you to join a monthly virtual coffee morning.
There will be opportunities to ask questions about supported return to training, risk assessment and remote working whilst pregnant and signposting to wellbeing resources.
Most importantly it’s a chance to connect and chat with each other during these uncertain and challenging times.
Babies & toddlers welcome. Drop in, BYO coffee & biscuits!
Feel free to share the details of these sessions with colleagues *they/you do not need to be registered to attend (see link below)

Meetings will be Tuesdays at 10.30am on the following dates:
Feb 16th
March 16th
April 20th
May 18th
June 22nd
July 27th

Use this zoom link to join:
Topic: SW SuppoRTT Pregnancy & Parental Leave Virtual Coffee & Catch-up

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 847 9379 2057
Passcode: 712401

If you have any concerns or comments about these plans please do get in touch at glos.supporttfellow@nhs.net



The National Shielding Trainee Advisory Group (S-TAG) have run a series of webinars to provide guidance and support to trainees and educators. The recordings are now available to view.

Session 1: SuppoRTT for shielding trainees

Session 2: Returning from shielding – the impact, adjustment and moving forward