Comparison of Schemes


There are two schemes available to GPs who are returning to practice after absence. Please see the table below for more information.

 

Question

Refresher

  Retainer

Who it is aimed at Out of GP for more than 2 years Educational programme to bridge flexible working, less than 2 years out of practice
What type of practice Training practice Approved by Health Education England SW or Training practice
Salary level A bursary of £2,300 full time equivalent, on a monthly pro rata basis is available. Negotiable
Salary reimbursed Not applicable Approximately 25% per session
MDU/MPS reimbursed? No No
Number of sessions per week Minimum 4, maximum 9, to allow time to reflect on learning needs Maximum of 4
Length of scheme 6 months in practice whole time equivalent Up to 5 years, renewed annually
How to apply for scheme

Through the GP NRO website

Richard Sloman at the Peninsula Post Graduate Medical Education School of Primary Care
End points Various assessments throughout training Not applicable
Training grant payable? Yes No

 

 For more information regarding the schemes, please see the menu on the left. Alternatively if you have any questions please contact Richard Sloman.