GP Career Conversations

GP Aspire initially started as a pilot project in early 2018 to try and retain GPs considering leaving general practice.  After listening to GPs across the county, the project has now widened to support all GPs in Derbyshire at any stage of their career.

Our dedicated GP Leads are happy to speak to you on any aspect of your career, including

  • A change in role
  • New to working within Derbyshire
  • Portfolio working
  • Returning to work

check out our Supporting Mentoring Scheme offer: Extended SMS offer

GP Careers Questions and Support

The picture in Derbyshire is no different from that seen nationally. We have seen GPs decreasing sessions, a large number of vacancies and difficulty in recruiting.

The current and worsening crisis in the general practice workforce has been well documented.
The King’s Fund 2016 ‘Understanding Pressures in general practice’ showed that practices are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain GPs. GPs are choosing to retire early and fewer GPs are choosing to undertake full-time clinical work. In addition, GPs are turning away from traditional Partnership roles. This results in a perfect storm, putting increasing pressure on a diminishing workforce with poor morale.

Our GP Retention projects look holistically at improving and maintaining GP Retention throughout Derbyshire. Our active initiatives are designed to support more sustainable careers for GPs, promoting fulfilling options for development and recognising changing career preferences among GPs.

Why work in Derbyshire?
Listen to some of our fellow GPs talk about the benefits of working within Derby and Derbyshire reflecting both personally and professionally.

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