As part of the Train.Work.Live campaign launched on the 20th October 2016, two GP Specialty Training incentives were agreed by the Cabinet secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.
The two incentives are as follows:
At present GP Trainees who start the first post of their GP training programme in Wales in between 2017 up to and including February 2023, in a targeted area with a history of lower than average fill rates, will be eligible for a payment of up to £20,000 should they remain in a targeted area for the time they are training and for one year of practice after qualification. This incentive is targeted at selected training areas within Hywel Dda University Health Board (‘HDUHB’), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (‘BCUHB’) and Powys Teaching Health Board (‘PTHB’) (‘Eligible Health Board Areas’).
All trainees who start the first post of their GP training programme in Wales between 2017 up to and including February 2023, are eligible to receive reimbursement for the costs of the first sitting of the Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA) and the first sitting of the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) (approximately £2000). All Health Boards will benefit from the introduction of this incentive.
All GP trainees who commence the first post of their GP training programme in Wales from 2017 up to and including February 2023 are eligible for the universal incentive.
Trainees who have demonstrated their suitability to enter GP training, in accordance with the nationally agreed process for recruitment to GP Specialty Training Programmes will be eligible to receive the universal incentive and if training in one of the identified areas, the targeted incentive.
Trainees from the Gwent and South Powys and Swansea Bay Schemes who complete their entire ST3 post in one of the Powys practices will also be eligible for the targeted incentive.