Video: Scotland's health secretary promises 'transformation' of primary care

Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has promised a 'transformation' of primary care in Scotland, backed with investment and informed by consultation with the profession.

Scottish health secretary Shona Robison
Scottish health secretary Shona Robison

Ms Robison told the RCGP annual conference in Glasgow: ‘This commitment to the transformation of primary care comes with a commitment to invest. In Scotland we spend £12bn a year on our health service. Of that, £770m is spent on general practice. In addition, we recently announced a further £60m primary care transformation fund.’

The government is also in the midst of discussing a further £2.5m to boost GP recruitment and retention in Scotland, especially to improve recruitment to rural and deprived areas.

Watch the video to hear Ms Robison outline the full package of investment and reform.

Photo: Gevi Dimitrak

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Health worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine

JCVI backs autumn COVID-19 booster campaign for high-risk adults and NHS staff

Frontline health and social care staff and adults at increased risk of severe illness...

Consulting room door

LMC calls for enhanced access to be scrapped after abuse forces practice to close reception

A Midlands LMC has backed a practice forced to close its reception desk after abuse...

BMA chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul

UK government 'failed in duty of care to doctors' in pandemic, BMA warns

The UK government failed in its duty of care towards doctors and other healthcare...

Person signing a document

Up to 200 PCNs have formed limited companies

At least 100 PCNs - and potentially double that figure - have become limited companies...

A meeting with one person on a video conference screen

Improving learning log entries in GP training: a reflection on leadership

Dr Prashini Naidoo looks at a typical e-portfolio learning log entry (LLE) and discusses...

Whitehall street sign

NHS officials doubled in two years as GP workforce dropped

Staff employed by NHS England and the DHSC doubled in two years from the start of...