New to Practice GPs

Why should I join the New to Practice Scheme?

Free monthly interactive face-to-face educational sessions (with funding to attend) based around 4 broad themes:

  • Developing confidence in early career
  • Facilitating peer group support
  • Enabling self-development
  • Building towards the future

Scheme designed for newly qualified GPs by newly qualified GPs:

  • Unique insight into issues and challenges faced
  • Putting preceptors in charge of their own learning
  • Will be opportunity to shape the curriculum responding to learners needs

Sessions co-facilitated by experienced clinical educators and speakers:

  • Your time is precious so need to ensure that every session counts
  • Ensuring high quality educational experience

And so much more…

  • Instant peer group support from colleagues in similar situation
  • Career advice and links to local career opportunities including portfolio options
  • One to one mentoring if required
  • LMC support on contracts and brokering employment

The Spring programme of events started in January and have recently been disrupted due to COVID-19. We decided to cancel our face to face session in March and April but we are now holding virtual events.

To join please register with the Phoenix Programme.

New GP Induction Document

Members of the Phoenix Programme’s educational sub-committee Dr Lucy Clayton and Dr Kirran Bilkhu have created this helpful document for newly qualified GPs .

Appraisal and Revalidation

RCGP’s First5 Library

This library provides educational resources and guidelines relevant to First5 GPs. It brings together national guidance, resources produced and accredited by the RCGP. These resources will be helpful for GPs in their first five years post MRCGP. To allow quick and easy access to the resources, the library is divided into the following sections, each of which covers a different area relevant to First5s: Clinical topics; Career options; Career progression; Organising finances; Appraisal and Revalidation and; Medical law. Resources marked as FREE are accessible free of charge to all RCGP Members. Members may be required to pay to access other resources.

From ST to GP Conference - June 2020

The Phoenix Programme, RCGP and the Derbyshire GP Taskforce held a joint virtual conference in June 2020 for ST3s about to qualify. The conference ‘From ST to GP – Getting Your Career Going’ was recorded as is available on the East Midlands GP Education YouTube page.

Employing a New to Practice GP

This guidance document outlines the benefits of employing a new to practice GP and how the Phoenix Programme can offer support.


Please register to view all of our informative resources within the GP Phoenix Programme.



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