GP Induction and Refresher Scheme


The GP Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme is for GPs who have been away from NHS general practice for 2 years or more, having qualified in the UK, and for GPs who qualified abroad and who have not yet worked in general practice in the UK.

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

Full details of the I&R scheme are available on the National Recruitment Office website at

To apply for the scheme, please go to


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


Who we are: 

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

Dr Rupal Shah: Associate Dean/ Education Lead Professional Development

Agnieszka Grzesiak: Business Support Officer

Joseph Dale: Senior Business Manager

Deena Ragiwala: Senior Officer

Useful email addresses - 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. - This is the email address for the General Practice (GP) National Recruitment Office (NRO). The NRO handles bursary claims, administration of MCQ and Simulated Surgery assessments and will organise your free access to the Fourteen Fish and RCGP websites. - This is the email address for the team who handle 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