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Thinking about being a GP in Wirral?

Practice Medicine in Wirral, an area with a unique blend of countryside and coast, and convenient city links.   

Wirral is a peninsula, conveniently located within the Liverpool City Region. It is bordered by the River Dee in the West, the River Mersey in the East, and the Irish Sea in the north. 

Wirral has lots of beautiful country roads and picturesque villages. There is a wonderful choice of walking routes and cycling journeys, combining the area’s coast and countryside.

Wales, with its beautiful countryside, is just a short drive away, and Liverpool, with its national rail links and airport, is minutes away. Manchester airport is less than an hour away, and Liverpool airport just half an hour away. 

Local landmarks include New Brighton with its vast beach and lighthouse, West Kirby, which offers plenty of opportunities for sailing, and Birkenhead Park, which inspired the design of New York’s Central Park.

Visit the Visit Wirral website for more information about what Wirral’s unique landscape and cultural life has to offer.

Where are we?

Take a look at the map to find where Wirral is

More about NHS Wirral CCG

It in an exciting time to be part of NHS Wirral CCG.

NHS Wirral CCG is now part of Wirral Health & Care Commissioning, alongside Wirral Borough Council. The vision is to commission services together, that bring social care, public health knowledge and primary care together, to achieve the best outcomes possible for the people of Wirral.

As a CCG, we:

  • Seek to continuously improve services and reduce inequalities
  • Work with patients, carers and the public when making decisions
  • Partner with other health and social care bodies in planning and delivery
  • Perform our duties efficiently and manage our resources effectively
  • promote the values of the NHS and protect its future

Five Year Forward View – NHS England GP Retention Scheme

The GP Retention Scheme is aimed at doctors who are seriously considering leaving or have left general practice due to personal reasons (caring responsibilities or personal illness), approaching retirement or requiring greater flexibility. The scheme supports both the retained GP and the practice employing them by offering financial support in recognition of the fact that this role is different to a ‘regular’ part-time, salaried GP post, offering greater flexibility and educational support.

This scheme enables a doctor to remain in clinical practice for a maximum of four clinical sessions (16 hours 40 minutes) per week – 208 sessions per year, which includes protected time for continuing professional development and with educational support. The scheme was launched on the 1st April and replaces the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016.  

You can read more about the GP Retention Scheme from NHS England here

For more information about this scheme and how it operates locally

Thinking of returning to general practice?

If you’ve taken a break from NHS general practice there is a direct route back through the GP Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme. The scheme provides a safe supported route for qualified GPs to return to NHS general practice in England after taking a break of two years or more.

Start your return journey by clicking here [link:]  

Other useful links

Training as a GP - National General Practice Recruitment Office

The National GP Forward View – the future plans for General Practice nationally

Health Education North West

Wirral Local Medical Committee