It is recognised that these areas often have an extremely good track record for education, but are initially less popular simply because of their geographical location.
The bursary will be paid as a lump sum on starting the training post and will be administered by the local Health Education England office where the appointment is based.
Round 1 applicants will have received an email informing them of the bursary programme and the action to take if they are interested. Those interested in the scheme should review their preferences within their GP application within Oriel prioritising a ‘hard to recruit to’ training place and resubmit their preferred training locations by Friday 12 February 2016. In the event that any of the hard to recruit training places are oversubscribed, standard recruitment and selection processes for training places will be applied.
Applicants will only receive their bursary once they have signed an agreement to complete the three year placement, with no relocation option. Should a trainee need to leave their training place before completing their three year placement, they will be required to make a pro-rata repayment of the bursary.