STP News

Productive General Practice (PGP) Wave 8 Funding Available

Expressions of interest are now open for PGP Quick Start funding. PGP Quick Start is an on-site, hands-on, short term support package for practices and forms part of a local Time for Care programme. It aims to help practices release time for care by introducing high impact work flows and developing quality improvement expertise. A case study video explains more about the programme.

Wave 8 funding will support a significant number of practices. Expressions of interest will be accepted from practices that have already had PGP support in their area.

To apply, complete an document expression of interest form (291 KB) and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 8 February 2019. Expressions of interest must be completed by a primary care organisation representing at least eight practices.

Season's Greetings

Dr Helen Hibbs, Senior Responsible OfficerOn behalf of the STP, I would like to pass on seasonal greetings to all our health and care partners and their staff. Thank you for your support and involvement. We look forward to working with you throughout 2019, as we continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population.

Best wishes

Dr Helen Hibbs

GP retention schemes attract over 200 expressions of interest from local GPs

Following the successful launch of four GP retention schemes in the Black Country and West Birmingham, the STP have received 240 expressions of interest from local GPs, including 190 applications to access career support.

The workforce schemes encourage local GPs to stay in general practice and offer:

  • up to £10,000 for training
  • flexible working opportunities
  • a network for newly qualified GPs/early career GPs/GP trainees
  • peer support and career mentorship
  • collaborative arrangements to support both individual GPs and their practices
  • opportunities for continued professional development (CPD) credits and career development.