The GP Retainer Scheme in Northern Ireland (NI) has for a number of years been open only to doctors with particular circumstances which make it extremely difficult for them to work in general practice as a partner or salaried GP.
It has been decided to broaden the scope of the scheme to include all GPs who are included in the NI Primary Medical Services Performers List (NIPMPL) who are resident in NI, and who have no conditions on their practice so can work without supervision. This scheme is designed to assist in retention of GPs in primary care in Northern Ireland. It will provide stable work in a practice with a suitably supportive environment and an identified trained mentor. It will include one out of hour’s session per month, and a mandatory funded CPD programme provided by NIMDTA to assist with appraisal and revalidation.
The documents below detail the requirements for both GPs included in the scheme, and for practices which wish to have scheme doctor.