Resources for GPs

GP Retention Scheme

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

With a change in the GP Contract this year, you can do additional GP Sessional/ Locum Sessions on top of your contracted GP Retainer sessions. These sessions are out of the scheme and do not attract any of additional benefits of the NRS e.g. educational support or practice reimbursement monies.

NHS England » National GP Retention Scheme guidance

From 1 April 2023, the formal four-session cap that a retained GP can work per week has been removed. Reimbursement will remain for up to four sessions but this does not preclude a contractor from directly employing or engaging a member of the GP Retention Scheme, at their own expense, for service sessions which are in addition to the maximum four sessions for which the contractor is eligible for payment under the Scheme.


For Employers

Improving Staff Retention: This guide supports line managers and employers to consider the key areas which affect workforce retention. (source: NHS Employers)

Learning to Supervise a Retainee GP: Various free courses for Supervisors (source: BMA)

GP Retention Scheme: a one page guide for practices (source: HEE)

Career Diversification

Support with career planning and transitions in training: A range of workshops covering a variety of themes around career transitions from utilising a strengths based approach in maintaining balance to unlocking the potential of OOPs and much more (source: Professional Support Unit, HEE)

Careers Coaching

Mentorships: The mentoring scheme is a coaching and mentoring service for our primary care colleagues across South East London where you can have a careers-focused conversation with a qualified Mentor. (source: SELWDH)