Qualified GPs: Support


CPD for Qualified GPs in Wessex was historically co-ordinated by the GP Tutors working in each patch. However, as of December 2017 the GP tutor role no longer exists. 

Wessex LMCs continues to provide the educational events and support and details of all GP education in the region can be found on their website  Wessex LMCs events

The GPs who were in the tutor role are also able to help signpost you should you need help, please contact the Patch Office  england.mwgpe.se@nhs.net


Retainer Scheme

The aim of the GP Retainer Scheme is to:

  • Enable Doctors to continue in General Practice
  • Maintain their skills and confidence
  • Have an educational input to become ‘up to date’ with their knowledge

It is for GPs who would be otherwise unable to find a suitable post.  The purpose of the scheme is to support Doctors until they are able to return to General Practice as Principals or Non Principals.  Educational supervision is provided to balance the need for educational support with clinical experience.

The scheme is usually up to 5 years for a maximum of 4 sessions a week.  Retained doctors renew their membership every 12 months.

The Deanery must first educationally approve the Practice and Retainee, and then monitor the post.  The Retainee is employed by the Practice, with reimbursement in part available from the PCT.

GPs or Practices who are interested in the scheme should contact Dr Heidi Penrose Associate Dean by emailing england.mwgpe.se@nhs.net

NHSE National GP Retention Scheme website and further details & guidance  NHSE National GP Retention Scheme

A useful information guide about retained GPs by Dr Paula Wright can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YSBe7vb__A


Wessex Insight

Wessex Insight offers professional support for practitioners who may be struggling with challenges or obstacles which are causing a

negative impact on their performance in the workplace.