The GP Returner scheme is now known nationally as the GP Induction & Refresher Scheme. The purpose of the GP Induction & Refresher Scheme is to help doctors return to NHS general practice who have been out of active practice. The schemes offer a period of up to 6 months funded whole time equivalent supervised general practice in England and Wales.
The schemes also provide an opportunity for GPs from the European Union and international medical graduates with a Certificate Confirming Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) to UK general practice to become inducted in UK general practice.
The assessment process usually includes an interview with the GP I&R lead who will undertake a structured review of your clinical work and training, a validated MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) paper and a simulated surgery. A specific language assessment may also be used if the doctor is not a native English speaker.
The MCQ exam (a clinical and SJT paper) is delivered by computer using Pearson VUE testing centres. The assessments are held 4 times a year and there is a maximum of 4 attempts.
The simulated patient surgery (11 simulated patients) is held 4 times a year in London, which includes contextualised linguistic assessment and formal feedback if English is not the applicant’s first language and there is a maximum of 2 attempts.
Why choose MCQbank to help you in your GP I&R entry preparation?
Our resources are currently extremely popular with the GP I&R candidates. We are confident that as experienced doctors you too will find our materials relevant and the detailed explanations helpful in refreshing your memory of facts that you may have learnt some time ago.
We have innovative features to maximise your chances of success such as the Pearson VUE mode, comparison charts with other candidates, advanced question timing tools, the ability to search for keywords through your test history, flexible exam set-ups, and the convenient ability to pause/resume your exam.
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To subscribe for our MCQ materials - select the GP I&R package at checkout. Many GP I&R candidates also find our GPST stage 3 materials incredibly useful in preparing for their simulated patient surgery assessment and you are very welcome to try a sample scenario.
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