Induction and Refresher Scheme

The NHS GP Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme provides a safe, supported and direct route for qualified GPs to join or return to NHS general practice.

It is designed for GPs who have previously been on the GMC Register and NHS England’s Medical Performers List (MPL) and would like to return to general practice after a career break, raising a family or time spent working abroad.

The scheme also supports the safe introduction of overseas GPs who have qualified outside the UK and have no previous NHS experience.

All GPs are required to be on NHS England’s MPL before they can practise. The I&R scheme has to be completed before GPs can be approved for full inclusion on to the MPL as an independent general practitioner. GPs not currently working in general practice can apply to return to the MPL for up to two years after which they will need to apply to join again and complete the GP Induction and Refresher Scheme.

For information about how to apply and local contacts please click here or see the video below: