GP Induction & Refresher Scheme (I+R)


Introduction

The GP Returner scheme is now known nationally as the GP Induction & Refresher Scheme. The purpose of the GP Induction & Refresher Scheme is to help doctors return to NHS general practice who have been out of active practice. The schemes offer a period of up to 6 months funded whole time equivalent supervised general practice in England and Wales.

The schemes also provide an opportunity for GPs from the European Union and international medical graduates with a Certificate Confirming Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) to UK general practice to become inducted in UK general practice.



Assessment

The assessment process usually includes an interview with the GP I&R lead who will undertake a structured review of your clinical work and training, a validated MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) paper and a simulated surgery. A specific language assessment may also be used if the doctor is not a native English speaker.

The MCQ exam (a clinical and SJT paper) is delivered by computer using Pearson VUE testing centres. The assessments are held 4 times a year and there is a maximum of 4 attempts.

MCQ assessment dates - available at locations throughout the UK:
  • Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Registration forms must be received from the supporting deanery by 3 February 2017
  • Wednesday 7 June 2017 - Registration forms must be received from the supporting deanery by 12 May 2017
  • Wednesday 6 September 2017 - Registration forms must be received from the supporting deanery by 11 August 2017
  • Wednesday 6 December 2017 - Registration forms must be received from the supporting deanery by 10 November 2017

The simulated patient surgery (11 simulated patients) is held 4 times a year in London, which includes contextualised linguistic assessment and formal feedback if English is not the applicant’s first language and there is a maximum of 2 attempts.

More information is available here
https://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk/Induction-Refresher.


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