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BMA Guidance: COVID-19: your wellbeing This guidance aims to help doctors and medical students working under extraordinary and challenging circumstances to look after their own health and wellbeing. NHS Practitioner Health The NHS GP Health Service is a confidential NHS service for GPs and...

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

All staff employed by practices in Kent and Medway are able to access the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is provided by Health Assured. It is a confidential employee benefit designed to help primary care colleagues deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting...

General Practice Resilience Programme

NHS England has published details of its General Practice Resilience Programme. This document sets out the extent of NHS England's commitment to supporting and stabilise practices in difficulty. The programme will benefit from £40m investment over 4 years. In 2016/17 there is £16m availabe to...

GP Career Support Pack (September 2018)

As part of GP retention efforts, NHS England, RCGP and the BMA have developed a GP Career Support Pack that sets out support available at different stages of a GP’s career (e.g. first five, mid-career, nearing retirement, taking a career break and / or needing extra support). The pack is...

GP Induction and Refresher Scheme (April 2015)

New national GP Induction and Refresher scheme A new national GP Induction and Refresher scheme will be launched today and will go live from 1 April 2015. The new scheme is part of the GP workforce 10 point action plan, launched in January by NHS England, Health Education England, the RCGP and...

GP Retention Scheme (Updated September 2018)

The GP Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice. The GP Retention Scheme replaces the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016. The scheme continues to be managed jointly by the local...

HEKSS General Practice Mentoring Scheme

The KSS Deanery has run a mentoring scheme since 1995. A Mentor can offer: to support GPs through change help in the development of their careers discuss any current professional concerns provide space and time to reflect on and evaluate their work help in identifying further learning...

Jury Service

Advice for medical practitioners receiving a jury summons.

NHS GP Health Service - May 2017

The NHS GP Health Service is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England. The GP Health Service can help doctors with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work. For further...

Workforce

Recruitment Checks During Covid-19 CQC interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks, for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care services in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Retired GP Returning to Practice Advice and guidance on retired GPs returning...