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GPs in Scotland reject call for “fully salaried GP service”

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p2853 (Published 01 December 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2853
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

General practitioners in Scotland have rejected a call for a “move to a fully salaried GP service” with similar terms and conditions to hospital consultants, saying that this would lead to a loss of flexibility and continuity of care.

Proposing a motion at the conference of Scottish local medical committees on 1 December in Clydebank,1 Andrew Forder, a GP from Lothian Local Medical Committee, said that the Scottish government had failed to fully deliver the 2018 GP contract and that general practice was still in a “perilous state” six years later.

“Workload is still unsustainable, morale …

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