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Five steps to returning to general practice (1 CPD hour)


The article covers:

  • The induction and refresher schemes
  • Changes to the funding of the GP returner schemes
  • The introduction of a National Performers List, and other changes in GP education and NHS structures that returners may not be familiar with
  • Revalidation
  • Career-planning for returners.

After reading this article you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credit. Below are some suggested questions to reflect on as you work through the module:

  • Have you spoken to your LAT about the requirements to join the National Performers’ List and about what support might be available?
  • Is your CV up to date?
  • Do you know if the local Deanery has access to any funding for a returners’ programme? Are you aware of other potential sources of funding?
  • Do you have a recent Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate, or do you need to apply for one?
  • Are you aware of revalidation requirements?
  • Have you thought through your longer term career goals?