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International recruitment scheme brings 38 GPs to NHS

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 17 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3462
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

An international recruitment programme that aims to appoint 500 GPs from overseas has so far recruited only 38 doctors, NHS England has said.

In April 2016 NHS England published the General Practice Forward View, which included plans to “create an extra 5000 additional doctors working in general practice by 2021.”1

As part of this ambition NHS England said that it would create a “major new international recruitment campaign” to attract as many as 500 extra GPs from …

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