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NEWS: Review to tackle complaints about Scottish general practice deal

The Scottish government has announced an investigation into complaints from some practices about a new GP contract introduced in the country yesterday. The contract is being backed with extra funding and its negotiators say it should help relieve work pressures on doctors. The British Medical Association – which has faced criticism for its role –

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NEWS: Alarm as Scottish GP numbers fall

The number of GPs working in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for five years, according to new figures. Some 24% of practices now report vacancies for doctors, according to the latest survey of the medical workforce in the country. This compared with 22% in 2015. According to the Scottish government’s Information Services Division,

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NEWS: Scottish rift over practice deal

Ten Scottish GPs are threatening to resign from the British Medical Association over the country’s new contract, recently approved by doctors. The doctors, from rural and inner-city practices, argue that the contract discriminates in favour of wealth urban practices. Their threat opens the prospect of an alternative medical organisation being set up to represent Scottish

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NEWS: Scottish GPs accept new contract

GPs in Scotland have given overwhelming support to a new contract aimed at cutting red-tape for practices, it has been announced. The proposal was backed by 71.5% of participating doctors. The plan was opposed by 28.5% of participants. The Scottish government has promised to support the contract with £10 million worth of funding at the

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NEWS: Little practice progress in Scotland

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Scotland has failed to increase GP numbers while practice numbers have declined, according to new figures. About 4,900 doctors work as GPs in Scotland – about the same as ten years ago – while demand on their services has increased, according to the latest figures. GP leaders said the figures highlighted the need to agree

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Scotland heads down GP recruitment path

December 4, 2017, by in News, Scotland

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Scotland has been promised hundreds of extra GPs after signing a ground-breaking deal aimed at cutting red-tape and increasing multi-disciplinary working in practices. The country is set to learn lessons from Wales which has boosted GP recruitment with golden handshakes aimed at attracting doctors to remote rural areas. The Scottish government promised some £7.5 million

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Scottish GP deal hailed as “historic”

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GP leaders in Scotland say they have achieved a “historic” deal to tackle workload pressures. The country’s new GP contract will channel extra funding to the most pressed practices, according to the British Medical Association. There will also be funding for premises, aimed at reducing the risks partners face from owning buildings, from a £30

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