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Training practices set for funding boost as official report endorses premises grants worth £20,000 . . .

21 March 2014, Pulse

Exclusive GP trainers will be able to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from their local education boards for premises improvements under recommendations made by an official training taskforce group, Pulse has learnt.Investigation: Are we at risk of running out of GPs?

Dr Nigel Watson, chair of Wessex LMC, who also sits on the LETB, told Pulse earlier this year that he knew of 20 practices – including his own – who had been given grants of up to £20,000.

He added: ‘[Wessex LETB] has been trying to expand the number of training premises, the availability of suitable premises. They have given grants to surgeries to convert additional consulting rooms. My own practice use to have one registrar, but now we have two. We looked at a meeting room and made it smaller to make a consulting room for the other registrar.’

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