As part of the scheme you will be given a placement within a GP surgery. Your placement will be at a General Medical Council (GMC) approved training practice. You will have a named GP educational supervisor (usually a trainer) for an agreed period who can be flexible around your educational needs, location and personal commitments. The supervised practice may vary from a month, up to a maximum of six months (full time). Part time placements will be pro-rata and you will normally be permitted to work in another (non-GP) role during the scheme. While on this placement you will have work based assessments including teamwork, clinical and communication skills based around observed consultations, case based discussions and clinical procedure observations. This assessment also includes 360 degree feedback from patients and colleagues.
Medical indemnity insurance
You will need appropriate medical indemnity for both your application to the Medical Performers List (MPL) and to work while on the I&R scheme. The indemnity does not need to be activated and paid for until the start of the placement but NHS England will need written proof before you start a placement in general practice. Regional teams or your dedicated account manager can advise about what cover and payment is needed.
From 1st November 2016 up until 31st October 2018, those doctors undertaking the I&R scheme are able to claim a one-off payment of £1,250 from the GPNRO to assist.