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New moves to help GP recruitment in Wales

New moves to help GP recruitment in Wales

Local health boards in Wales are to be allowed to become teaching boards in a move designed to help recruit more doctors and other health workers.

Boards that successfully bid for teaching status will develop programmes of learning, teaching and research in conjunction with universities and other institutions.

Health minister Jane Hutt said Rhondda Cynon Taff health board had managed to recruit 12 salaried GPs and six nurses as a result of improved training opportunities.

GPC Wales chair Dr Andrew Dearden said any opportunities to help recruitment were a bonus but he had not seen evidence that proved training trusts were a success.

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