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NHS England makes more money available to help retain GPs

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Will extra cash improve GP retention?

 

NHS England has announced a £10m fund intended to support GPs and encourage them to stay in the profession.

 

A local GP retention fund will get £7m to help keep GPs through local schemes promoting new ways of working.

 

The fund will support new GPs and those in their first five years. It will also support GPs who are considering leaving or changing their working hours and GPs on the national performers list (medical) but who are no longer practicing.

 

The remaining £3m will go to establishing seven intensive support sites across the country in areas that have struggled the most to retain GPs. Details on this will be announced next month, said NHS England.

 

The funding is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at improving patient care through improving GPs quality of work life.

 

Further information

NHS England: NHS England announces new £10m fund to help retain GPs