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Return to practice following maternity or sickness leave

NCL Training Hub works in collaboration with Training Hubs throughout London who are looking at return to work after an extended period of leave such as Maternity Leave or for health and care reasons.

We support staff by offering training and SIMS sessions Including:

Thrive after maternity leave: Group Coaching Course

The main concerns identified by GP mums on maternity leave are ‘losing skills’ and

knowing ‘how to juggle work and family life’.

‘Thrive after maternity leave - plan a confident return to work for GPs' is a group coaching course, run by The Maternity Coach, where you can be supported by a

highly experienced Coach and a small group of your peers to plan the return to work that is right for you.

This 4 week programme consists of a bespoke online course that runs alongside 1-hour virtual group coaching sessions.

The course is available for all London based GPs and London and KSS GP trainees, and has multiple start dates throughout the year. Follow this link to register:

Thrive after maternity leave - plan a confident return to work for GPs Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


Simulation Surgery: Maternity Leave

This is a supportive and interactive learning opportunity to enable you to feel confident returning to clinical practice.

The sessions include role play with experienced actor patients:

  • Remote consultation practice for common GP presentations, in small groups with experienced GP facilitators

  • time for personal reflection, discussion and Q&A, and personal top tips for return after maternity leave

  • signposting to clinical resources

  • opportunity for peer networking and support.


There are SIM surgeries for GPs and GP trainees on maternity leave throughout the year. Follow this link to register. Simulation Surgery: Maternity Leave registration form July 2022 onwards (

Contact to find out more about the Simulated Surgery.


 I have been off for 14 months due to sickness and mat leave and was feeling terrified about going back to work in a new Covid world. This course has not only relieved that anxiety but has made me look forward to my return and completing training."

Coaching and Simulation Workshop: for those off work for health and care reasons

These remote workshops have been offered to qualified GPs and GP trainees who have been away from practice for personal health or care reasons. They combine remotely simulated consultation practice with a reflective and empowering coaching approach to planning return to work.

Led by a team of experienced coaches and GP facilitators who have all had personal experience of health and care issues that have affected their working practice, they provide a safe space to experience peer support and gain confidence despite the felt vulnerabilities of participants.

These have now been made available for any London-based GP or GP trainee in London and KSS.

Click on the following link to find out more and register for available upcoming dates: SIM & Coaching workshop to support return to work in General Practice Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Please contact for more information.

“This course is the best course I’ve ever done, I feel so

thankful I was lucky enough to complete it. I have been out of clinical training for over a year, and was feeling very anxious about my return, I feel this course really

improved my confidence about returning.”

Group Coaching: for those off work for health and care reasons

Bespoke group coaching for qualified GPs in London, offered by Your wellbeing doctor, GP and trained coach Amrita Sen Mukherjee.

Contact to register your interest.


Group Coaching with Your Wellbeing Doctor for GPs returning to work after absence (2023)

Thursday 5 January. These free sessions are designed to support GPs wellbeing when transitioning back into a clinical work environment after an extended period of absence due to health or care reasons. Sign up now for the first course of 2023!

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