The New to Partnership Payment Scheme (N2PP) is a new commitment from the February 2020 ‘Update to the GP Contract agreement 2020/21–2023/24’, forming part of the suite of interlocking GP recruitment and retention initiatives. The overarching aim of the scheme is to grow the number of partners – and individuals with equivalent status – working in primary care, stabilising the partnership model and helping to increase clinicians’ participation levels so that primary medical care and the patients it serves have access to the workforce they need.
The scheme gives eligible participants a sum of up to £20,000 plus a contribution towards on-costs of up to £4,000 (for a full time participant) available to support establishment as a partner, as well as up to £3,000 in a training fund to develop non-clinical partnership skills. In order to participate in the scheme, applicants will be required to ensure that they submit an application form and supplementary evidence to NHSEI and meet the eligibility criteria.
To be eligible to participate in the scheme, the applicant must:
- be a Health Care Professional working in general practice who are registered with their respective professional body and delivering clinical care to patients in general practice through a GMS/ PMS/ APMS contract
- not have been a partner in a GP practice before
- hold a profit-shares, legally-liable partnership
- commit to remaining a partner in a GP practice for five years (or pay back a portion of the loan)
- deliver a minimum of two clinical sessions per week in their partnership practice throughout the five year period
- have signed a partnership agreement on or after 1 April 2020 and before the scheme closes
- have a minimum of two years remaining in their contract.