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NHS England GP support pack

GPs are a valued and vital part of the NHS team. Regardless of where you are on your career path – whether you are straight out of training, in your mid-career or nearing retirement – support is available to help you to continue in practice and develop a rewarding and sustainable career in general practice.

Whether you need career-planning advice, help exploring portfolio career options, assistance with indemnity or pension questions, or just the support of understanding colleagues who’ve ‘been there,’ help is available.

This guide is intended to signpost GPs to support which is offered by NHS England and other key partners such as the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Medical Association (BMA).


National GP Retention Schemes

Health Education England (HEE) provide joint financial and educational support for GPs, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in General Practice.

The GP Retention Scheme replaced the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016.

For more information, click here

London and Southeast

Tel: 0207 866 3139

North West London
Dr Celia Dawson


GP Induction & Refresher Scheme (I&R)

I&R provides a safe, supported and direct route for qualified GPs to join or return to NHS general practice after a career break and whom were previously on the GMC Register and NHS England’s Medical Performers List.

For more information, click here or contact


More information

If you would like to become involved or know more about the work that the Hammersmith and Fulham’s Community Education Provider Network (CEPN)is doing, please email us at