The STP has particular issues with GP retention, however, has a strong level of local leadership in place. The aim for the intensive support site is to bring about real improvement to GP retention by bringing interventions together at different levels – personal support for GPs, practice support and system support/improvements.
The STP has been allocated funding to support the project and the various initiatives that are being developed (see links below).
In addition to local leadership, specific project management support has been assigned to the STP, and a change facilitator has been allocated to provide change management and leadership expertise to create and agree clear, measurable and practical plans for GP retention. The facilitator will also ensure that key stakeholders are enthused and motivated to make the changes required over this intense six month period.
There are four distinct phases to this project:
- Diagnostics (July – August 2018)
- Plan (August – September 2018)
- Implementation (September 2018 - March 2019)
- Evaluation / outcomes review (March 2019)
GP Retention Schemes
Find out about the GP retention schemes that are available below:
- Incentivising Portfolio Careers
- Support for newly qualified GPs/GP trainees
- GP Peer support and mentorship
- Pre-retirement group coaching forum
- Supplementary schemes
- pdf GP support pack (589 KB)
- pdf GP retention scheme flyer (245 KB)
- document Expression of interest form (24 KB)
- pdf First 5 GP presentation - let's talk finance, Greg Povey Chartered Financial Planner (2.95 MB)
- pdf First 5 GP presentation - appraisals and revalidation (667 KB)