179SSA 7812The Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme (TERS) is an initiative that will offer a one off payment of £20,000 to GP trainees committed to working in a select number of training places in England that have been hard to recruit to for the past three years.

These areas often have an extremely good track record for education, but are initially less popular simply because of their geographical location. However, those trainees that do come usually stay on after training, as they discover these locations’ hidden attractions.

In the latest round of the scheme, which is run by NHS England and Health Education England, up to 6 GP trainees will be supported in King’s Lynn and another 6 in Great Yarmouth.

More than 500 trainee GPs have been recruited to work in areas of the country where vacancies for family doctors are hardest to fill since the Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme started in 2016/17.

The scheme is one of a series of measures that NHS England is taking to improve access to general practice services that have already been put in place or will be rolled out as part of the NHS long term plan.

To find out more visit https://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk/Recruitment/TERS/England