Qualified GPs: Support
CPD for Qualified GPs in Wessex was historically co-ordinated by the GP Tutors working in each patch. However, from December 2017 the GP tutor role will no longer exist. The Wessex GP Educational Trust (WGPET) hopes to continue to provide the educational events and support previously offered by Health Education Wessex, and details of all GP education in the region can be found on their website:
The GPs leaving the tutor role are also able to help signpost you should you need help, please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
More information can be found at
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.