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welsh government logo cb 1October 20 2017

Recruitment to GP training places in Wales has meant 91% of places were filled in 2017, the Welsh Government has announced. The success means that the recruitment campaign ‘This is Wales: Train. Work. Live’ has been refreshed.

The campaign operates across the UK and internationally. It is “aimed at medical students, foundation doctors considering the next stage in their career, as well as trainees coming to the end of their training, to encourage them train, work and live in Wales. It also appeals to recently qualified GPs, those in the early stages of their career and experienced GPs who may wish to work differently, or return to the workforce in Wales,” said the Welsh Government.

As in England, the Welsh Government has renewed its £20,000 ‘golden handshake’ incentive for GP trainees taking up positions in places that have had a long-term difficulty in filling places. A second incentive of a one-off payment for all GP specialty programme trainees to cover the first sitting of their final exams will also continue.

There will also be a new incentive to encourage psychiatrists to train in Wales this year. It will consist of a one-off-payment of up to £1,900 for psychiatry core trainees to cover the cost of one sitting of the MRCPsych membership exams.

Announcing the recruitment incentives, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said: “I’ve been absolutely delighted with the success of this campaign, but there’s more work to do to ensure all of our GP training places are filled for the future.

“For those considering a career in Wales it’s important to highlight the benefits of working and living here, including an Education Contract for junior doctors, the first in the UK. It guarantees ring-fenced time for learning within the working week to ensure trainee doctors will have access to a wide range of educational opportunities to support their career development.”

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