returning to the NHS will be given up to £10,000 as a ‘golden hello’, Health
Minister John Hutton has announced.
scheme started in November last year saw new GPs given up to £10,000 as an
the scheme is to be extended to include qualified doctors who are not currently
working in NHS general practice but decide to return.
incentive pays up to £5,000 to new GPs and those taking up posts on leaving the
GP retainer scheme, with up to an extra £5,000 if the post is in an area with a
shortage of doctors.
British Medical Association has welcomed the move.