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Document What is the GP Retainer Scheme?

The GP Retainer Scheme enables GPs with other commitments to undertake a limited amount of general practice to maintain their skills until returning to more substantive general practice in the future. Retainees may work up to foyur sessions a week in an educationally approved Retainer practice.

As with all employees of GP Practices, doctors involved in the GP Retainer scheme became eligible to access to the scheme from 1 September 1997.

For the purposes of pension, GP Retainers are classed as Assistant Practitioners.

The practice should inform the Local Authority of how much the Retainee is being paid, and the practice and/or Retainee should check that the Local Authority is paying the Retainees pension contributions.

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