May 2017

South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance is chosen as one of 11 pilot sites across the country focussing on the GP Career Plus Scheme

NHS England recognise that we have a significant shortage of GPs and in particular experienced GPs. There are a number of initiatives designed to address this issue either through the recruitment and retention of GPs (overseas doctor scheme, GP Retention scheme etc) or to develop workforce alternatives (Pharmacists in practice, Physician’s Associates etc). We recognise that the position across practices in South Cheshire and Vale Royal is critical and therefore we are determined to ensure we take advantage of all opportunities and initiatives.

The GP Alliance is pleased to be chosen as one of 11 sites for this scheme across the country. The GP Career Plus scheme is a centrally designed scheme developed to make it easy for newly retired (or soon to retire) GPs to undertake sessional work across the local Health economy. In addition, we wish to work with GPs who may be thinking about leaving the profession, to develop flexible and supportive positions to enable us to retain their skills and experience within our practices.

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