Incentivising portfolio careers

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This scheme supports the development of flexible career opportunities and helps GPs enhance their skills and knowledge in area(s) of interest. Up to £10,000 has been made available for training needs and access to secondary care support. This scheme encourages a different approach to tackling recruitment difficulties by encouraging GPs to adopt a portfolio approach to their employment options.

The concept:

  • To develop flexible career opportunities for GPs – portfolio career
  • To enhance skills and knowledge in area(s) of interest
  • The scheme encourages flexibility whilst retaining GPs
  • The scheme strengthens speciality level exposure, experience, and flexibility in employment.

What’s included?

  • The opportunity to work alongside colleagues in a different setting/area of interest
  • An expression of interest form that confirms the broad area of interest, skills and knowledge development 
  • Financial support up to £10k per portfolio career/person available until March 2019
  • A mutually agreed period of time for development into an additional role

Who can access this support?

  • It’s available to all GPs on the performers list employed in the Black Country
  • GPs willing to remain in general practice & keen to explore a blended career path.

What is the time commitment?

  • The scheme is tailored to individual preference.
  • Reduction in GP clinical sessions/additional sessions in an alternative setting i.e. education, leadership, hospital, community etc.
  • Preparation of a joint development plan (portfolio match).
  • Training, education needs may be identified.

How long is the offer available?

  • Offer is open to applications until 1 March 2019
  • Support will run to 31 March 2019
  • If successful, the project is likely to continue as part of the Black Country and West Birmingham STP

How do I find out more?

  • For further information, complete an document expression of interest form (24 KB) and email Sarah Southall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.