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GPC Scotland - our work

 

Negotiations between the Scottish GP Committee and the Scottish Government have now successfully concluded.

Find out more about the proposed new contract

 

Find out how you can have your say in the contract negotiations

Read our new contract FAQs

 

Latest news

Read the latest newsletter from the Scottish GP committee

 

Scottish GP contract agreement 2016/17

In August 2015, we announced a period of contractual stability until 1 April 2017 but with the proviso that changes judged to be beneficial would be open to negotiation. Following an intense period of negotiation the Scottish GP Committee and Scottish Government reached agreement on changes for introduction from 1 April 2016.

This agreement, which includes the end of QOF, the creation of GP clusters and the beginnings of new arrangements for quality, demonstrate the direction of travel for the Scottish GP contract.

Read the GP contract agreement 2016/17

 

Did you miss this year's Scottish LMC Conference?

Read about the resolutions coming from the event on 10 March 2017 and view the minutes of the meeting.

Minutes from the Scottish LMC 2017

Resolutions from the Scottish LMC 2017

 

Progress towards a sustainable general practice in Scotland announced

On 3 November 2016, GP leaders welcomed an arrangement that will provide continued stability for general practice in Scotland.

The SGPC and the Scottish Government have agreed a joint letter to the profession and a memorandum outlining the principles of the approach to general practice and primary care in Scotland.

Scottish Government and Scottish GPC joint letter

Memorandum - General Practice: Contract and Context

 

Redesigning primary care for Scotland's communities

The Government's 2020 Vision for patients to be cared for more at home or in a homely setting is a 'considerable challenge' given the changing demographics in Scotland. We are calling on politicians to support a revised role for GPs from 2017 to ensure that primary care is sustainable for the future.

Download the briefing paper

 

Get involved

We would like to hear your views and experiences so please email us at [email protected]

If you are not already a member and you'd like to join, see what membership can offer you. If you want to update your contact details so that we can keep you up to date with progress, sign into the website and select 'my account' to amend your information.

 

Guidance

GMS practices in Scotland can apply formally to close the practice list if their workload is jeopardising their ability to provide safe care for their registered patients.

Practice list closure guidance

 

Committee meetings

The SGPC meets six times a year to discuss the latest issues facing general practice in Scotland.

Scottish committee meetings