Speaking at the RCGP conference in Liverpool today, Hunt announced that the scheme will be extended to 200 trainees from next year if they start their careers in one of the 20 areas across England that have been identified as struggling to recruit.
"There is already an incentive programme for "hard to recruit areas" that has been operating since 2016 and it is not clear whether this new announcement, which comes without any real details, is any different from that scheme".
Many areas around the county have been hit hard after doctors retiring or leaving not being replaced and surgeries struggling to find replacements.
"By introducing targeted support for vulnerable areas and tackling head on critical issues such as higher indemnity fees and the recruitment and retention of more doctors, we can strengthen and secure general practice for the future".
The government says it hopes this will encourage them to take up positions where there are not enough Global Positioning System.
The government also said 1,500 additional training places being made available next year need to be located in "priority areas" such as coastal and rural communities.
The government is concerned at a potential exodus of doctors from general practice because of the rising cost of insurance.
The DoH will set up a stakeholder group and arrange a first roundtable next month with doctors' representatives to gather views on how best to take the scheme forward. Many trainees also drop out when they finish. Dr. Richard Vautrey, BMA committee chair, has warned that a "golden hello" is not enough: "These proposals do appear to acknowledge the specific problems facing rural areas in England".
He will also confirm plans for an overseas recruitment office to try to attract Global Positioning System from outside Europe - particularly Australia - when he speaks at the annual conference of the Royal College of Global Positioning System in Liverpool today.