National GP Retention Scheme

The National GP Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help GPs, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice. Click here to find out more

GP Return to Practice Programme

If you have not worked as a GP for two years, or more, but would like to return to practice, the national GP Return to Practice Programme can support you. This provides a safe, supported pathway for qualified GPs to return to practice. It is available for those who GPs who have previously been on the GMC register and the Medical Performers List and would like to return to work after a career break, raising a family or time spent abroad. Please click here for further details and how to apply.

Return to General Practice Nursing

If you were a registered nurse but have had a break, but would like to return to practice, the return to nursing practice programme might be able to support you. The whole programme can take three to 12 months to complete. The university you choose will be able to provide further information. To find out more please click here.

New to Partnership Scheme

This is a national offer aimed to increase the number of GP Partners working in primary care. It provides those who are eligible with:
• Up to £20,000 plus a contribution towards on-costs of up to £4000 pro rata to support their establishment as a partner,
• £3,000 training fund to develop non-clinical partnership skills
To be eligible, individuals must submit an application form and supporting evidence to NHSE/I. Further details and how to apply can be found here.

GP Career Support Hub

NHS Futures hosts a range of resources to support GPs in their career development, from newly qualified doctors to those approaching the end of their career. It provides a range of resources and useful contacts. You will need to create an account to view the resources. For further information click here.