General Practitioners (GPs)
General practitioners have an important role in looking after patients in their homes and within the communities where they live. They are part of a much wider team whose role includes promoting, preventing and initiating treatment.
GP survey regarding GPs with Specialist Interest (GPwSI)
This is to help inform the ICB primary Care team the landscape for current and future GPwSI provision.
Training & Offers for GPs
We host the NHSE New to Practice Fellowship Scheme
Click here for more information on Fellowships.
Next Generation GP
GP Retention Scheme
The scheme is aimed at doctors who are seriously considering leaving or have left general practice due to personal reasons (caring responsibilities or personal illness), approaching retirement or requiring greater flexibility. The scheme supports both the retained GP and the practice employing them by offering financial support in recognition of the fact that this role is different to a ‘regular’ part-time, salaried GP post, offering greater flexibility and educational support.
Retained GPs may be on the scheme for a maximum of five years with an annual review each year to ensure that the doctor remains in need of the scheme and that the practice is meeting its obligations.
This scheme enables a doctor to remain in clinical practice for a maximum of four clinical sessions (16 hours 40 minutes) per week – 208 sessions per year, which includes protected time for continuing professional development and with educational support.
ST3 Mentor/Coaching Support Offer
The PCTH is now able to offer coaching/mentorship sessions to ST3s who can receive up to 6 sessions of GP mentor support/development (usually each session would last 1-2hours).
If you are a ST3 and would like to express interest in the Mentor/Coaching offer, please complete this form.
We are always looking for new Mentors and Coaches to join our GP Mentorship Scheme, supporting our GP New to Practice Fellowship. For more information and to apply, visit our Mentorships page.
Liverpool Clinical PhD Programme for Health Priorities in the Global South
(for UK-registered Doctors, Veterinarians, Midwives, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals)
Applications open soon for 5 new fully-funded PhD fellowships.
Resources & Videos
The GP Trainer Journey
Open the NW Trainer Journey here.
The GP School have produced 3 short films featuring GP specialty trainees and GPs from Lancashire and South Cumbria, to shine a spotlight on the opportunities offered by training and working as a GP in these areas.
The films appear on the HEE NW website on the ‘Information for Prospective Applicants’ page (you will need to scroll down to the bottom).
A short series of webinars were held this summer to demonstrate the support available to you as a GP throughout various stages of your career. If you were unable to attend, the recordings and slides from these sessions are now available on the GP Career Support Hub.
The information in this guide will help guide you through the range of opportunities available to newly qualified GPs in the North West, including details for who to contact to find out more.
New resource alert!
Welcome to the new home of Teaching and Learning Consultation Skills (TALC Skills) and Healthy English: www.consultationskills.com.
TALC Skills covers all aspects of consulting with a patient, whether you are a GP or another healthcare professional, and aims to make consultations more enjoyable and more efficient.
These valuable free resources can be used independently by anyone who wants to learn or improve their consultation skills – or by educators. TALC Skills is an RCGP award-winner and its popular podcast has already received more than 28,000 downloads.
Healthy English has been developed to help everyone who works with patients become a better user of English. It addresses the language and communication needs of international health and care staff, their trainers and colleagues working in the UK.
Access to both of these resources is free of charge to NHS people and organisations.
Sign up and join hundreds of other colleagues across the country who are using this trending new resource.