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One in eight GP training posts vacant, despite unprecedented third round of recruitment

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6478 (Published 28 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6478
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Around 12% of GP training posts in England are unfilled for 2014, despite the launch of an unprecedented third round of recruitment to improve fill rates.

Figures from Health Education England show that some areas still have not filled a third of GP training posts and that overall across England 12.4% of posts remain vacant. HEE launched the third recruitment round after the fill rate for GP training places in some areas of England was lower than 70%.1 The East Midlands reported a fill rate of 71% and the North East a …

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