NHS England announces £10m plan to expand GP workforce

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 26 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h479
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

NHS England has announced a £10m (€13m; $15m) plan to boost the number of GPs by increasing recruitment and retention and by encouraging doctors to return to general practice. The money is part of the £1bn additional investment in primary care infrastructure announced last week, which will mostly be used to upgrade general practice premises and equipment.

The plan to increase the number of GPs is part of the NHS’s recent Five Year Forward View, which set out a specific commitment to tackle workforce issues.1 The raft of initiatives has been developed in collaboration with Health Education England, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and the BMA. The aim is …

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