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GP Stay In Practice Scheme (SIPS)

THINKING OF LEAVING GENERAL PRACTICE? HERE IS AN OPTION TO ALLOW YOU TO STAY!

GP SIPS

This is an innovative pilot scheme funded by the Scottish Government to encourage those GPs considering leaving General Practice earlier than planned to remain in the profession. The scheme is open to GPs nearing retirement offering the opportunity to reduce workload and administration tasks while maintaining a clinical input in an educationally supportive practice for the last few years of their career.

The scheme is also open to mid-career doctors who may be struggling to juggle their current GP working week with other commitments and who require a period in a more protected role but with the intention of remaining in GP in the longer term. The scheme is NOT suitable for doctors with chronic health or performance problems.

Posts are provided in NES approved, educationally supportive practices and are subject to terms and conditions as per the BMA salaried doctors contract and the NES educational contract. The eligibility criteria for this scheme can be found at www.scotlanddeanery.nhs.scot and enquiries should be directed to the Associate Adviser responsible for the scheme.

Posts are for a maximum duration of 3 years but may be shorter depending on individual circumstances. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 GP sessions per week can be undertaken, although up to 2 of these sessions per week can be for other GP related clinical activities.

 

DOCUMENTATION

GP-SIP Scheme

Comparison of GP SIPS and Doctors Retainer Scheme

Application for GP SIPS Flow Chart

Form A - GP-SIPS Application Form

Form B - GP-SIPS Interview Form

Form C - GP-SIPS Educational Agreement

 

All you need to know about SIPS can be found in the FAQs section in the menu, under the GP Stay In Practice Scheme (SIPS).

For any other questions please contact gpsips@nes.scot.nhs.uk 

 


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