Health Education England will provide information, resources and educational support to make this process easier for both doctors and their employers. The programme’s educational support elements include access to e-learning, relevant courses and up to three days supernumerary time.
To apply you need to be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice, have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three months and have the right to work. Pre-application information, signposting and e-learning will be available to all interested doctors. If you have worked in COVID specific initiatives such as Track and Trace, vaccination or in a Medical Support Worker role, this does not affect your eligibility for CaReForMe. Please just make this work clear on the application form.
Use our handy tool below to check if you're eligible for this programme or view the flowchart attached at the bottom of the page.
The application round is now open and will close on 17 January 2021. Apply by following the link below.
Please note, in the case of exceptional demand there may be instances where the processing of your application may be delayed.
Once your application has been received and you are confirmed as eligible for the programme, your application will be passed on to your local HEE office (determined by geography), who will then contact you with further information.
GMC Break in Practice Guidance:
BMJ Learning (includes Covid-19 hub)
Critical Care Covid-19: