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Induction and Refresher Scheme

NHSE, HEE, the RCGP and the BMA have just announced the launch of a new induction and refresher scheme. A BMA quote about the scheme which was included in the joint press release from Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA GP committee, is below:

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, said:

“The announcement of a new, properly funded induction and refresher scheme is a positive step forward that will be good news for doctors who are seeking a route back into full time or part time work as a GP.

It will be helpful to those who have had to take career breaks, particularly those who have taken time away to raise a family or decided to gain experience by working abroad. With a workforce that is increasingly looking for flexibility, this has the potential to be extremely beneficial and will hopefully overcome the huge bureaucratic and time consuming obstacles that currently prevent perfectly competent GPs from returning to work in the UK.

“At a time when there is undoubted evidence of a significant shortage of GPs and problems with recruitment and retention, it is encouraging that NHSE has worked with the BMA?s GPs committee, Health Education England and RCGP to put this new scheme in place.”

In addition to this release, the following BMA information is now available:

The BMA website has a page explaining the decision and giving the background behind it.

BMA News has an article about the announcement with comments from Chaand Nagpaul.


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