GP Retention

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.

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.

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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