Trusts in Greater Manchester have agreed to host 20 doctors from Apollo Hospitals in India, following an agreement with Health Education England last year.
NHS trusts involved in the scheme will pay £16,000 to train each recruit in addition to their salary.
HEE signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Apollo Hospitals, a hospital chain in India, to begin a ‘mutual exchange of clinical staff’ in April last year.
The doctors are expected to arrive this year and will be placed in emergency departments for up to three years while they complete their training, before they return to India.
While it was reported that the agreement between HEE and the hospital chain would involve the recruitment of up to 400 GPs to England, HEE said the discussions are still in ‘very early days’.
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