Career Break Support

Taking a break in career can be a challenge no matter your role, balancing the motivation for the break in your working life with the drive to continue working in some capacity in the future.

No matter the reason for your career break, the Training Hub can provide opportunities to access advice, support and training to help you before, during and after your absence from work.

Our Career Break Support programme provides lots of options to choose from whatever the stage you are at in your career, and is available to any GP taking a break of between 6 and 24 months from General Practice.  The support package includes:

  • 1:1 conversation with a member of our local GP support team for impartial support and advice to address the practical challenges (mandatory)
  • 1:1 coaching and mentoring
  • Group coaching sessions
  • Quarterly KiT sessions
  • Access to a CPD bursary to support the costs of return-to-work CPD (terms and conditions apply)
  • Enhanced Return to Work Induction placements


To sign up, please complete and submit the form below. (NB: Applicants must be post CCT.)

Maternity & Parental Leave Support

Our Maternity & Parental Leave Programme is designed for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough GP’s on maternity leave, adoption or other parental leave.

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Keep in Touch (KiT)

KiT sessions are aimed at keeping in touch with and providing support to GPs at all stages in their career who for a variety reasons are not practising at the moment. Search for currently scheduled events in our Training & Events calendar.

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Return to Work Enhanced Induction Placements

Are you a GP practice interested in a funded short term role supporting GPs who have been out of practice to gain confidence and experience again? Perhaps you are looking to recruit a GP as a partner, salaried doctor or retainer? If so, the Training Hub’s Return to Practice Enhanced Induction could be for you.

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Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring is a key professional development tool to support adult reflective learning. C&P Training Hub now has GP mentors to support you in finding your way forward.

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GP & ACP Education Programme

Our programme of monthly GP & ACP Education evening sessions runs from September to July, and includes talks from a range of speakers covering a variety of clinical and non-clinical topics, followed by the opportunity for Q&A.

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Cambs LMC

Cambs LMC is a source of reliable and trusted advice and support to the local profession. The LMC advises all GPs and Practice Managers in General Practice.

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Practitioner Performance Advice Service

A national organisation which offers advice and has a wide list of support services.

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Doctors Support Network

An independent, confidential, peer-support network for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychoses and eating disorders. Offers an online, confidential, anonymous support forum. Aims to improve wellbeing of doctors by safely connecting them with other medics with similar concerns.

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Wellbeing Support

BMA Wellbeing Service

Services and information to support doctors and medical students (regardless of BMA membership) plus their partners and dependents. Includes a confidential 24/7 counselling service and a peer support service that offers the choice of speaking in confidence to another doctor.

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NHS Looking After You Too

Coaching offers are available from NHS England and NHS Improvement to all primary care colleagues, tailored to individual needs. Experienced coaches can help you as an individual, support you to manage your team and reflect on your career goals and ambitions.

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Practitioner Health

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) is a free and confidential service for GPs and GP trainees working or looking to return to clinical practice in England who are suffering with a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction issue.

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Financial Support

The Cameron Fund

A medical benevolent fund that supports current and retired GPs, as well as their families, in times of financial distress, whether through ill-health, disability, death or loss of employment. This includes both those who are already suffering from financial hardship and those who are facing it.

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Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

The RMBF provides support for doctors and their families through all stages of their career and beyond. Their help ranges from financial assistance in the form of grants and loans to a telephone befriending scheme for those who may be isolated and in need of support. Tel: 020 8540 9194 (select option 1) Email:

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