Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm), 2016
This report presents an evidence synthesis on GP recruitment, retention and re-employment. It finds that overall the published evidence focuses primarily on attracting GPs to rural areas. However the literature does provide some useful insights to factors that may support the development of specific strategies for the recruitment and retention of GPs. The report suggests that medical students should be exposed to successful GP role models and general practice and that supporting intrinsic motivational factors and career determinants can influence recruitment.