Have practices in your area received funding to tackle a recruitment crisis?
What funding have area teams allocated to support practices with recruitment problems since April 2013, and what is it used for?
|Area team||Funding||How many practices/what for?|
|Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire||£30,000||1 practice: awarded in 2013/14 to assist with ‘cashflow’ issues due to locum costs, deanery funding has been agreed from April 2014 but costs haven’t yet been confirmed.|
|Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire||£101,075||1 practice: the St Martin’s Surgery in Knowles was funded to cover locum costs when the practice couldn’t recruit partners, and to provide locum cover when the remaining partners retired after a failed merger attempt.|
|East Anglia||£10,000||1 practice: the reason for funding isn’t specified but the practice hasn’t taken the funding up yet.|
|Essex||£15,850||1 practice: in Frinton-on-Sea, to help ‘streamline’ practices, in addition to the area team offering elping nine other practices without funding|
|Shropshire and Staffordshire (April 2014 -present)||£111,000||12 practices: £24,000 has been given to six practices since April 2014, and funding is approved for a further six practices. To pay relocation costs for newly recruited GPs among other things.|
|This total also includes £24,000 allocated in 2013/14 given to practices (one specified in Stoke-on-Trent)|
|Surrey and Sussex||£51,000||3 practices: in Hastings, East Sussex, were allocated annual funding to be used directly for recruiting additional GPs|