GP recruitment 'good news for NHS'
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GP recruitment 'good news for NHS' - Vaughan Gething

There has been a 16% increase in the number of junior doctors choosing to come to or stay in Wales to train to become GPs, new figures have shown.

Currently 84% of the 136 available family doctor training place in the Welsh NHS have been filled.

This compares to 68% after the first round of recruitment last year.

The Welsh Government last autumn offered a £20,000 cash incentive to junior doctors who train as GPs in areas with significant shortages.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething told BBC Wales he was not getting complacent, but it was "a good news day" for the NHS in Wales.

  • 04 Apr 2017
  • From the section Wales
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