Revealed: £30m tender to recruit GPs from overseas

Extracts from an article written by Shaun Lintern, Patient Safety Senior Correspondent at the Health Service Journal.

“NHS England is preparing to tender a framework worth £30m for companies to source 500 GPs from abroad to help tackle the NHS’s shortage, HSJ has learned.

Companies interested in being part of NHS England’s plans will be able to bid to join the framework, which is part of a scheme announced in the General Practice Forward View to get 500 qualified GPs to come to work in the NHS during the next five years.

The tender will run from September 2017 to September 2020 and was published last week ahead of the invitation to tender process opening on 5 July.

The contract, identified by Tussell, which collates a public sector contracts database, will involve an open procedure procurement exercise starting next month.” [...]

Read the full article on the HSJ’s website.

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