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Next steps for primary care in Scotland - patient engagement, the new GP contract and workforce responsibilities

January 2017


Price: £150 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


In advance of the new GP contract due to take effect in 2017, which will abolish the Quality Outcomes Framework and build on the process of integration through the creation of GP clusters this seminar provided a timely opportunity to discuss the challenges facing primary care in Scotland in terms of changing demographics, resource allocation and service delivery. Delegates discussed the impact of the new payment system on the workload and role of General Practitioners as expert medical generalists.
They also assessed the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Strategy, published in February 2016, which outlines plans to improve and reform the delivery of primary care over the next 10-15 years through a focus on building multidisciplinary teams integrated with social services and, independent and third sector providers.
Further sessions focused on the Scottish Government’s £27 million investment in the health workforce and the Chief Medical Officer’s first annual report, published in January 2016, which sets out a new vision for a community-led primary care system.
The conference brought together key stakeholders of primary healthcare including representatives of health consumer organisations, trade unions, local government, representatives of healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, academia, interested and affected charities and service user groups, as well as reporters from the trade and national press.


This on-demand pack includes

  • A full video recording of the conference as it took place, with all presentations, Q&A sessions, and remarks from chairs
  • An automated transcript of the conference
  • Copies of the slides used to accompany speaker presentations (subject to permission
  • Access to on-the-day materials, including speaker biographies, attendee lists and the agenda