What is GP Aspire?
Initially starting as a pilot project in early 2018, we have now secured fundings to deliver a menu of flexible career options to help retain GPs considering leaving general practice.
Our pilot looked into current support available and the key drivers for GPs leaving the profession. We worked with local GPs issuing questionnaires and held a listening event to research quit decisions in the Derbyshire GP workforce. We also have linked with existing GP Plus schemes to understand previous success and failures and modify our scheme accordingly.
The messages were clear. GPs wanted:
- A reduction in cumbersome administration
- The need to feel valued
- Support for decision-making
- Wellbeing support
Please watch this space for more developments.
WE NEED YOU
A CHANGE OF ROLE? If you want advice on varied careers, a change in career or what options are available to you, please get in touch. We’re already supporting over 40 Derbyshire GPs in working out their next steps.
THINKING OF LEAVING? If you have recently left the profession, changed role or are considering leaving the profession in the next 5 years we want to hear from you.
Your experiences can help shape our work to provide options which can improve GPs working lives. We would like to give GPs time to participate in an Exit Interview to discuss their career and advise us in developing the GP Aspire programme further.
Find out how to contact us here.