The GP Dean or designated deputy will manage the scheme, including monitoring educational aspects, maintaining a database of retained GPs and practices and developing a support network within their region. Records of this will be retained by the Health Education England (HEE) local team for audit purposes for up to six years and will be shared with NHS England quarterly.
Applications are encouraged from any area in England.
The retained GP allowance will be paid at the commencement of employment and then each year on the anniversary following successful review subject to a reapplication process.
The GP Dean will inform NHS England local teams of any practices employing a retained GP, monitor numbers and feedback other information at regular intervals to the central HEE and NHS England teams. They will also follow up the outcomes to enable an assessment of impact to be carried out.
Practices which have been identified by HEE will be able to receive the additional top up allowance from their NHS England local team even where the CCG has delegated co-commissioning. In this case, the SFE allowance will be paid by the CCG as normal and the top up by the NHS England local team. Practices will need to submit a claim form for the additional sum, including the GP allowance, from the NHS England local team.