The Induction and Refresher Scheme aims to attract UK-qualified GPs back into General Practice who may not currently be working in General Practice, and to offer a suitable induction programme to doctors who have not undertaken GP training in the UK but who are eligible to work as GPs in the UK, and who would like to continue their GP career in the UK.

The Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice.

The GP Retention Scheme replaces the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016. The scheme continues to be managed jointly by the local offices of Health Education England (HEE) (through the designated HEE RGP Scheme Lead) and NHS England.