The Induction & Refresher Scheme RCGP Membership Initiative

 

The Induction and Refresher scheme is designed to support GPs who have previously been in practice to introduce them back into the workforce.

RCGP is dedicated to supporting those choosing to come back to the UK workforce.  To demonstrate this, the College has put in place a new initiative to allow those on the scheme access to the many benefits and support provided to RCGP members.

 

Group 1:

This is for GPs who qualified in the UK via the MRCGP exam route or have ever been a member of the RCGP via another route (such as MAP), and are returning to work in the UK after either working abroad or a career break of two years or more

 

To be eligible the individual must be registered on the Induction and Refresher Scheme (or Welsh/Scottish/NI version).  They will need to provide proof at registration/renewal.

 

Those in Group 1 will be offered one years Full Membership for free and will be able to access all the benefits of membership except the hard copy of BJGP, which will be available electronically.

 

Group 2:

This is for GPs who qualified in the UK but did not take the MRCGP exam and have never been members of the RCGP (such as JCPTGP), as well as EU doctors, or those who hold CEGPR.

 

To be eligible the individual must be registered on the Induction and Refresher Scheme (or Welsh/Scottish/NI version).  They will need to provide proof at registration/renewal.

 

Those in Group 2 will be offered one years Associate Membership for free and will be able to access all the benefits of Associate Membership except the hard copy of BJGP, which will be available electronically.

 

Timeframe

These offers will be for a limited period only (2 to 3 years) and will be piloted for one year initially. We aim to introduce this initiative as soon as possible.

 

Promotion

Internal and external communications will be developed with the RCGP PR and Comms team which will cover all 4 nations as this initiative is not limited to England only.

 

Please see the RCGP website and the GP Induction & Refresher Scheme 2015-2018 PDF documents for further information.