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GPs in Scotland vote to accept new contract

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 22 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k297
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

Scotland’s family doctors have voted by a large majority to accept a new contract that will radically change the way they work.

It will see GPs develop a new role as “expert medical generalists” working at the head of primary care teams to deliver integrated community services. It offers a guaranteed minimum income of just over £80 000 for GP partners, the end of GP responsibility for some services such as vaccinations, and a new funding formula that gives greater resources to practices with large numbers of elderly patients.

Although …

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