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Mike Hedges AM welcomes Successful GP recruitment campaign extended
Swansea East local AM Mike Hedges AM has welcomed the extension of the Welsh Labour Governments innovative and successful GP recruitment campaign.
The Welsh Labour Government this week launched the refreshed – This is Wales: Train. Work. Live campaign.
The campaign has already has proved a success in the last year promoting Wales as an excellent place for doctors – including GPs – to train, work and live,
The international and UK-wide campaign is aimed at medical students, foundation doctors considering the next stage in their career, as well as trainees coming to the end of their training, to encourage them train, work and live in Wales. It also appeals to recently qualified GPs, those in the early stages of their career and experienced GPs who may wish to work differently, or return to the workforce in Wales.
A second incentive of a one-off payment for all GP specialty programme trainees to cover the first sitting of their final exams will also be continuing.
This year, an incentive is also being offered to encourage psychiatrists to train in Wales. This consists of a one off-payment of up to £1,900 for psychiatry core trainees to cover the cost of one sitting of the MRCPsych membership exams.
Mike Hedges AM ) said:
“I am delighted this successful Welsh Labour Government campaign has been refreshed and extended.”
“I’ve been absolutely delighted with the success of this campaign, but there’s more work to do to ensure all of our GP training places are filled for the future.”
“Ultimately we are selling a fantastic brand Wales and the Welsh NHS is and amazing place to live and work.”