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GPs want £20k rise to ease jobs crisis

GPs have called on the Greater London Assembly to introduce a £20,000 London weighting payment to ease the capital's recruitment crisis.

Dr James Heathcote, chair of Bromley LMC, made the suggestion to the assembly's health committee, which will make recommendations in April to tackle the problem.

Dr Heathcote said London's vacancy rate was not the worst in the country but GPs still needed significant help with spiralling property costs: 'We are looking at £15,000 to £20,000 a year if we want to raise the quality of life.'

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