GPs' pay rise 'acknowledges pressures' in Wales

GPs in Wales will get £27m extra in the next financial year, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced.

But as part of a new agreement, negotiated with doctors' leaders, the Welsh Government has said surgeries will be expected to deliver a range of extra services.

The deal means family doctors will get a 1% pay rise and 1.4% extra to cover expenses and surgery costs.

There will also be extra cash for sickness and parental leave.

Dr Charlotte Jones, chairwoman of the GPs committee in Wales, said the extra money was an acknowledgement of the pressures facing the profession.

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