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    Tuesday, 16 January 2018 13:28
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    Monday, 18 December 2017 17:27
  • Scottish Government pledges 800 more GPs over the next ten years

    Scottish Government pledges 800 more GPs over the next ten years

    Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:08
  • ‘Highest ever number of people entering GP training in NHS history’ recorded

    ‘Highest ever number of people entering GP training in NHS history’ recorded

    Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:30

A Resized GP Image cbSeptember 4 2017

A £100 million tender has gone out to international recruitment agencies to bring 2,000 to 3,000 GPs from overseas to work in the UK. 

 NHS England has posted the tender on the EU website Tenders Electronic Daily. The recruitment is to address the General Practice Forward View commitment to deliver 5,000 more GPs before April 2020.

“A key part of the GPFV is to recruit a proportion of the additional 5,000 general medical practitioners (GPs) from overseas from Autumn 2017 through to April 2020,” says the contract notice.

“It is currently anticipated that between 2,000 and 3,000 GPs may be recruited from overseas. This is an approximate number based on anticipated requirements. The actual number of GPs recruited through this potential framework agreement may be more or less than the anticipated number. To support this, NHS England is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement of International Recruitment service providers.”

Commenting on the approach being taken by NHS England, Dr Steve Mowle, Honorary Treasurer for the RCGP, said: “NHS England’s plan to recruit an additional 2,000-3,000 doctors from overseas to the GP workforce is a bold step, which if successful will make a real difference in reaching this target.

“Ultimately, we need all pledges made in the GP Forward View – including £2.4 billion extra a year for general practice, 5,000 more GPs, and 5,000 more members of the practice team – to be delivered in full and as a matter of urgency.”

Dr Mowle added that the RCGP is also “calling for GPs to be added to the Migration Advisory Committee’s shortage occupation list, to make it easier for family doctors from overseas who want to live here and work in UK general practice to do so.”

Links:
Tenders Electronic Daily                 
RCGP comment                  

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