Improvements made to the GP Returner Scheme

You may be aware that last November NHS England and Health Education England announced a series of improvements to the GP Induction & Refresher Scheme, which included more financial and practical support for GPs with help towards their costs and fees.  Also every GP Returner would also have access to a dedicated account manager to guide them through the process and changes to hopefully make the that process much simpler and quicker.

NHS England have also announced that they intend to raise more awareness of the support available to GPs thinking of returning to practice in England. The #GPreturner campaign will include some eye catching advertisements to help highlight GPs’ decisions to come back to practice. The improvements to the scheme are part of plans to recruit an extra 500 GPs back into general practice in England by 2020 - a commitment that was made as part of the General Practice Forward View.

For further infomation on the I&R Scheme go to www.gpreturner.nhs.uk