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“Golden hello” of £20 000 to be offered to 200 GPs a year, says health secretary

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4759 (Published 13 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4759
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Trainee GPs will be offered £20 000 (€22 000; $26 000) “golden hellos” if they opt to work in parts of England that are struggling to recruit, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said.

Speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners’ annual conference in Liverpool on 12 October, Hunt said that the “salary supplements” would be available to 200 GPs from next year in areas of the country where training places had been unfilled for three or more years.

Similar schemes running in areas hard to recruit to had so far used “golden hellos” 126 times, with a success …

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