GPC Scotland urges minister to recognise rising GP workload

The Scottish government must recognise rising workload pressure on GP practices, GPC Scotland has warned ahead of the 2013 Scottish LMCs conference.

Scotland: GP leaders call for rising workload to be recognised
Scotland: GP leaders call for rising workload to be recognised

Health minister Alex Neil will deliver a keynote speech to GPs at the conference, in Glasgow on Friday.

GPC Scotland chairman Dr Alan McDevitt told GP: ‘What GPs will want to hear from Alex Neil is that he recognises the workload problems practices face, and that he will move away from micromanaging the work we do with patients.’

Dr McDevitt added that assurances on stability of funding for general practice were also high on the list of priorities for GPs.

GP leaders at the conference are set to warn that patient care will be put at risk unless there is a ‘major increase in resources’ for primary care as work moves increasingly out of hospitals.

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