The NHS GP International Induction Programme (IIP) and Return to Practice Programme (RtP) - formerly known as the GP Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme 

 

The NHS GP International Induction Programme (IIP) and Return to Practice Programme (RtP) (formerly known as the GP Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme) are designed to provide a safe, supported and direct route for qualified GPs to join or return to the NHS General Practice. 

 

The NHS GP International Induction Programme (IIP) provides a supported pathway for overseas qualified GPs to be inducted safely into NHS General Practice. For more information regarding the programme and application process please click here.

The NHS GP Return to Practice Programme (RtP) provides a safe, supported pathway for qualified GPs to return to NHS General Practice after an absence of more than 2 years. For more information regarding the programme and application process please click here 

The programme involves an MCQ assessment, a simulated surgery exam and a supervised clinical placement. 

 

Please see the section on Frequently Asked Questions for I&R doctors for information about the Scheme and resources which will help you prepare for the assessments.

Please see the section on Frequently Asked Questions for approved training GP Practice wishing to host a supervised clinical placement for our GP I&R scheme Doctor.    

A Placement Fee [at the rate of the Trainer’s Grant] is paid to the practice hosting our clinical placement. This Fee is not reduced pro-rata if the placement is part-time and it is claimable regardless of whether the trainer already has an ST1-3 in post. For more information regarding the current rate of the trainer’s grant please click here

If you are an approved training GP Practice interested in hosting our supervised clinical placement, please email us at IRScheme.lase@hee.nhs.uk 

 

Who we are: 

The Induction and Refresher Scheme is staffed by experienced clinical educators and administrators:

Dr Rizvia Khan: Interim Associate Dean/ Education Lead Professional Development

Agnieszka Grzesiak: Business Support Officer

Cassidy Compagnone: Senior Business Manager

 

Useful email addresses

IRScheme.lase@hee.nhs.uk - This is the email address for the London I&R scheme admin team. You can contact us once your application has been accepted by the London Scheme Lead.  

IandR@hee.nhs.uk - This is the email address for the General Practice (GP) National Recruitment Office (NRO). The GP NRO handles bursary claims, administration of MCQ and Simulated Surgery assessments and will organise your free access to the Fourteen Fish and RCGP websites.

england.iandrscheme@nhs.net - This is the email address for the team who handles National Medical Performers’ List applications from I&R doctors regardless of where in England they are based. You are advised to contact them as soon as you have applied to sit the MCQ.

Additional resources and guidance