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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
Total £318,925