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Improved GP retainer scheme with increased funding is launched

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4212 (Published 29 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4212
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}bmj.com

NHS England has announced a range of improvements to its GP retainer scheme, including increased funding for GPs and practices. The scheme provides financial incentives and development support to encourage GPs who might otherwise leave the profession to remain in general practice.

NHS England said that, from 1 July 2016, it would increase the money for practices employing a retained GP and the annual payment towards professional expenses for GPs in the scheme. “The additional resource is part of an ongoing commitment to retain more doctors in general practice …

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