Campaign to bring more family doctors back to general practice

NHS England and Health Education England have launched a new campaign, aimed at getting hundreds of family doctors to return to general practice, which will improve services for patients.
GP doctor doing blood pressure test

 A similar scheme has already attracted almost 800 GPs to return to the profession.

“General Practice is the bedrock of the health service and is a priority as part of The NHS Long Term Plan. We understand the pressures GPs are under, and have invested an extra £978 million in core general practice funding by 2023-24 as part of the GP Contract, together with a pledge to recruit more than 20,000 healthcare workers to support family doctors over the next five years."
— Dr Nikita Kanani, NHS England’s acting Medical Director for Primary Care and a south-east London GP

NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) have produced a new brochure for GPs considering a return which details the improvements that the NHS Long Term Plan will deliver for general practice, with billions in extra funding and plans to recruit 22,000 health professionals to support GPs that will improve services for patients while also easing the GP workload.

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