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NHS England widens £20m scheme to recruit GPs from EU despite Brexit

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Interesting to see what will happen after those doctors join the GP pool. Will they stay with the practice, or will they join one of the myriad LOCUM agencies to make more money? In September 2016, there were the equivalent of about 9,000 more doctors working full-time for NHS England than in September 2010 (DH falsely claimed 11,500) and yet general practice has not seen the benefits from the new recruits. My guess is that the majority have become locums, or joined some cushy number as administrators, medical directors, governing bodies members and a few other non-clinical posts with handsome remuneration. Of course, when we are all locums run by GP aristocrats or agencies, these short-termist doctors will see their income halved and their workload doubles. You have been warned!

Posted date

18 Jan 2017

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11:20am

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