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

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