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The GP Retention Scheme

Information for prospective GP retainers

The new GP Retention Scheme was opened to new applicants on April 1st 2017. The new scheme builds on the enhancements made to the ‘Retained Doctor Scheme’ made in July 2016 and maintains the same level of funding.

The scheme is in recognition of the fact that the retained GP role is different to a 'regular' salaried GP post.

GPs may be on the scheme for up to five years with an annual review each year to ensure that they remain eligible.

The BMA website has a comprehensive overview of the scheme. Please see here for details.

Information for practices

The new GP retained scheme has had a substantial uplift making it more attractive for potential GP retainers and practices alike.

Each practice employing a retained GP will be able to claim an allowance relating to the number of sessions for which the GP is engaged.

For each session a retained GP works, the practice can claim a payment of £76.92. As an example, a practice will be eligible to claim £16,000 per year for a retained GP undertaking four sessions per week.

This allowance will be paid for all sessions including sick leave, annual leave and educational leave where the retained GP is being paid by the practice.

For details of the scheme please click here .

How to apply

For further information on the scheme and information on applying top the scheme in the East Midlands please look on the East Midlands Deanery website .