All doctors who begin GP training in Wales in 2018 and in February 2019 will receive a Universal Incentive. This incentive means they will have their first Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) fee paid for by the Welsh Government.
In certain areas of Wales, GP trainees who start training in Wales in 2018 or February 2019 will also be eligible to receive a Targeted Incentive. This will be a payment of up to £20,000 should they remain in a targeted area for the time they are in 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’).
Please find below a document which gives further information on the incentives in Wales and explains in detail the schemes which are included in the Targeted Incentive and how and when payment is made.
Further information about these incentives can also be found on the TrainWorkLive website.