What Could the New Scottish GP Contract Mean for PMs?

Proposals around the new Scottish GP contract have attracted a lot of attention thanks to its emphasis on increased funding, tackling the financial risks faced by GP contractors and allowing clinicians to spend more time treating patients than filling in forms. It’s been speculated that this approach could actually signal a change in general practice throughout the UK.

Taking aim at the challenges facing general practice, the proposed measures include implementing a new funding formula that will see investment boosted by £23 million and partners receiving minimum earnings of over £80,000.

In addition, the contract will offer GP partners who own their premises interest-free loans to help reduce costs. Health boards will also gradually take on the responsibility from GP contractors in leased premises for negotiating and entering into leases. The contract also proposes that GPs will have increased support from enhanced multi-disciplinary teams to help free up more of their time.

GPs based in Scotland are currently having their say on the terms of the contract, which has been negotiated between the Scottish GPs’ Committee for the BMA and Scotland’s government.

Response has been mixed in some areas however, with Pulse reporting that the Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) has taken a ‘unanimous view’ against the proposals. Their argument is that the proposals don’t go far enough to support rural practices and will actually place more of a burden on them by increasing patients’ expectations about what they can deliver.

If you’re a PM based in Scotland, how do you feel about these proposals? For managers elsewhere in the UK, would you like to see something similar put in place in your country? Let us know in the comment section below!

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