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Plans to revamp primary care in Scotland open to comments

Skype appointments mooted

July 12th 2019

Tagged: political news Scotland

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The question: What should primary care look like for the next generation? has been considered by Scotland’s Health and Sport Committee in a new report,

Scottish people, including members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, have recommended the use of Skype or FaceTime appointments with GPs in particular for those in rural/remote areas and with disabilities

People have also highlighted differences between rural and urban services, and have raised concerns around centralisation of specialist services increasing barriers to access.

Until Wednesday 28 August, healthcare professionals are invited to comment on the report.

Questions to answer include:

  • What changes are needed to ensure that the primary care is delivered in a way that focuses on the health and public health priorities of local communities?
  • What are the barriers to delivering a sustainable primary care system in both urban and rural areas?
  • How can the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary teams and GP cluster working be monitored and evaluated in terms of outcomes, prevention and health inequalities?

Written responses (no more than four sides of A4) should be sent electronically, in the template format, by email by Wednesday 28 August.

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