The GP Retention Scheme creates a flexible working environment for qualified GPs who are unable at present to commit to working in usual circumstances as a partner or a salaried GP. The scheme allows for them to develop and maintain their skills and transition in to a permanent post when the circumstances permit. Those that participate will be supported to work flexibly suiting the needs of both the individual and the practice. The scheme offers support to those GPs who have family commitments or health problems and facilitates the continuation of education in a practice setting.
In order to be considered, eligibility to work unrestricted in general practice is required for a maximum of four sessions per week for a period not exceeding five years. Applications are approved through a panel and Gloucestershire localities are ready to host GP retainers that are able to participate in the program.
For more information from NHS England on the National scheme click on this link https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/the-best-place-to-work/retaining-the-current-medical-workforce/retained-doctors/
Individuals that require further information please contact Workforce Transformation and Education’s GP Retainer Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction & Refresher scheme
The Induction & Refresher scheme enables qualified GP’s that have taken a break from practice to get the support they need when returning to a career in NHS general practice. The program is tailored to meet the needs of the individual, recognising personal experiences and commitments the I&R offers a range of support for GP’s on the scheme such as; a placement bursary of up to £3,500 a month, help towards indemnity costs and other fees, a dedicated account manager, relocation support, help with visa costs and training and development.
For further information and the Return to Practice brochure click on this link https://www.gpreturner.nhs.uk/