The NHS GP Return to Practice (RtP) programme provides a safe, supported pathway for qualified GPs to return to NHS General Practice after an absence of more than two years.
It is designed for GPs who have previously been on the GMC GP Register and a UK Medical Performers List (MPL) and would like to return to work in general practice after a career break, raising a family or time spent working abroad or in another specialty. Those GPs with GMC and/or MPL conditions should contact the local Primary Care Associate Medical Director in the first instance.
All GPs are required to be on the MPL before they can practise. The RtP programme must be completed before GPs can be approved for full inclusion onto the MPL and to work as an independent GP.
Once you have decided which programme is appropriate to you, please click on the following link to complete the registration form. (Please note, the application process is administered by the GP NRO and this link will take you to pages hosted by Health Education England).
The RtP programme has two pathways detailed below: