GP Retention Scheme


Formally “Retainer Scheme”

Revamped in 2016

Aim to retain GPs who might otherwise be lost to the workforce


1-4 sessions a week

1 session = 4 hrs and 10 mins

Can do OOH but no other GP work “in hours”

Can do other non – GP work e.g. family planning, teaching

5 year max would be the norm


“Flexible” hours

Standard contract

Educational supervision – 2 hours a month

CPD time

Hopefully peer support via HEE

£1000 per session towards expenses and CPD


Must be a training practice or one approved by HEE

If not a training practice supervising GP will need to undertake educational supervisor training

£76.92 per session per week paid by HEE


Formally – application form on YDH HEE website

Further Information

Gareth Harrison – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Natalie Hodgson – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Administrator – Jemma Leckenby – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

See Y+H HEE website - GP Retention Scheme | Health Education Yorkshire and Humber

GP Retention Scheme Guidance on NHS England website

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