Swindon CCG applies for 20 GPs from overseas

Full Story at Swindon Advertiser 11 January 2018

A GP shortfall could be partly plugged by recruits from abroad.

Swindon health bosses have applied to NHS England for 20 new GPs – recruited internationally under a new scheme.

NHS England plan to recruit 600 doctors from overseas by April. The quango has established a GP International Recruitment Office to manage the global hiring drive.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have put in a bid for 20 GPs – as part of a joint pitch from the NHS Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).