This seminar brought together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine key issues for primary care in Scotland - including sustainability of primary care services, progress to date in delivering reform, and tackling challenges to implementing and delivering the GP Contract and National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan.
Delegates discussed how best to shape primary care services in order to increase efficiencies in delivering care, reduce GP workloads and the pressures on secondary care services - including discussion on the development of Primary Care Improvement Plans; progress in the development of multidisciplinary collaboration and the future of GP Clusters in the transformation of primary care; as well as learning from pilot projects and best practice.
They considered the latest thinking in developing system enhancements, infrastructure improvements and trials of new and innovative technologies - including telehealth and telecare - to allow healthcare professionals to work more effectively together and support quality improvement within primary care services. They also discussed the future for the National Digital Platform and how best to ensure effective data protection and security for patients’ records.
Further sessions examined the next steps for meeting the workforce needs within primary care, including potential measures to address recruitment shortfalls - particularly through examples of best practice in ‘Deep End’ and rural areas - and the development of effective career pathways to encourage greater retention of GP supply.
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