GP Short Career Break Support

Devon Training Hub GP Short Career Break Support

A new workforce support offer for Devon GPs who are currently on a short career break from clinical practice.

Devon Training Hub are pleased to be running a series of daytime CPD & networking events for GPs in Devon, to support those on a break from clinical practice to connect with peers and develop sustainable careers.

You can also access up to 6 sessions of mentoring both during a break and following your return to support you through transition and change.


What’s included?

  • Regular CPD & networking events on topics designed to support your return to work including Wellbeing, Work/Life Balance, Complex Consultations, Functional Illness, Portfolio Careers.
  • 1-1 mentor sessions with an experienced GP mentor

Session Dates:

  • 27th March 2024 – Negotiation & Assertiveness
  • 18th April 2024 – Short Career Break Small Group
  • June 2024 -Communication Workshop
  • September 2024 – Perfectionism in Doctors

Who can apply?

GPs (partners, salaried, & locums) who are on a short break from clinical practice of between 3 and 24 months, due to parental/carer leave, an extended sabbatical, travel, secondment, or planning their return after a period of illness.

We are keen to support as many GPs as possible through this scheme. so if you are considering taking time out of practice in future for any reason, or are now back at work but have returned from a break within the last 12 months, or are working low volume sessions (under 40 a year) you are welcome to join our events.


Eligibility

  1. Devon GPs on a short career break (3-24m)
  2. Currently on the Medical Performers List
  3. In the case of long-term sick leave, where the individuals’ GP/OH team supports participation in the scheme as part of a phased return to work.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to participants for CPD events or mentoring. This workforce support offer is fully funded by Devon ICB.


Why take part?

  • Reconnect with professional / peer networks
  • Reduce isolation & Increase confidence
  • Link into existing workforce support (LMC Coaching, Wellbeing Hub)
  • Facilitate an enjoyable and sustainable return to work

How can I apply?

If you or a GP member of your team would like to find out, please complete our Sign up Form, or contact our GP Retention team on devon.traininghub@nhs.net

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