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Wales Attracting More Trainee GPs

There's been a significant increase in filled GP training places in Wales.

There's been a  16 per cent rise in the number of GP training places filled, so far, compared to last year.
 
The first round of recruitment currently stands at 84 per cent - compared to 68 per cent at this stage last year.
 
It follows the introduction of a new financial incentive scheme in targeted areas of Wales such as Pembrokeshire and parts of North Wales. 

Phase two of the campaign will target nurses in primary care, secondary care and the care home sector and will launch in May. 

Future phases of the campaign will target pharmacists and allied health professionals.
 
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said: "We made a commitment in our Programme for Government to continue to invest in primary care and to take action to attract and train more GPs, nurses and other health professionals to Wales.
 
"To support this, in October we launched a major new campaign to promote Wales as an excellent place for doctors, including GPs, and their families, to train, work and live.
 
"The results from the Wales Deanery speak for themselves, the campaign has been a success and this is something to celebrate.
 
"But this is not the end of the process for this year. Places for 2017 are being re-advertised and when that process concludes in May I am confident that we will achieve an even higher fill rate."
 
The Health Secretary added: "Phase two of the campaign will target nurses in primary care, secondary care and the care home sector and will launch in May. Future phases of the campaign will target pharmacists and allied health professionals.
 
"The significant impact we have made in the first five months bodes well for the future. We continue to deliver on our programme for government commitment to ensure the people of Wales have the NHS they deserve."
 

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