Support for newly qualified GPs and GP trainees

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This scheme has been developed in collaboration with the RCGP Midland Faculty.  It encourages GP trainees and newly qualified GPs (First 5) to stay in the area after qualification by actively recruiting GP trainees and First 5s to a supportive and vibrant peer network.  The network seeks to secure continued employment in the area and make the Black Country an exciting and career development home for the future. 

The scheme will commence with a 'Welcome to the Black Country in the Midlands, the best job in the world!' event. Followed by a series of events, that include:
  • An event open to all recently qualified GPs in the Midlands, as well as GPs from other areas. The event will showcase the area, its attractions, offers and amenities
  • A full day Saturday with family/social aspect, to improve integration into the Black Country; an opportunity to meet peers; seek a learning mentor; find out about vacancies in the area; business/pension/accountancy support
  • CPD support through small group sessions.   

The concept:

  • The aim is to support newly qualified GPs and GP trainee’s transition into General Practice as a GP in the Black Country
  • Encourage networking, peer-to-peer support, explore the range of possible career opportunities in the area, and offer a warm and supportive ‘welcome’ to the Black Country. 

What will it include?

  • Four networking and development events to provide opportunities to meet peers; an induction to the area; an opportunity to meet recruiting practices; an opportunity to link with senior GPs from the area; 
  • Practical advice on pension/tax (money matters); 
  • Planning and career development opportunities within the area; 
  • CPD support through small group sessions.   

Who can access this support?

  • Newly qualified GPs, First 5 and GP Trainees within the Black Country and West Birmingham STP.

What is the time commitment?

  • Series of four events to run across the Black Country and West Birmingham STP.  

How long is the offer available? 

  • This scheme will run from November 2018 to 31 March 2019.

How do I find out more? 

  • For further information, complete an document expression of interest form (24 KB) and contact Jazz Singh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07730 371 209.