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gp-government-fundingMay 26 2015

GPs in Scotland will receive a £7.6 million or 1% increase on the contract, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The sum will be split with £3m providing a 1% pay increase for GPs and £4.6m being allocated towards practices’ running cost.

In addition, there will be a further £2.2m awarded to GPs to fund the cost of the population growth in 2014-15.

The 1% increase meets the recommendations of the independent Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB), says the Scottish Government.

Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “We considered the recommendations made by the DDRB very carefully when setting funding for the coming year. This additional investment of £9.8 million is part of our commitment to continuing to support, build upon and sustain Scottish general practice.

“To do this, we are working collaboratively with the GP profession to look out how primary care can be delivered sustainably in the future. We have already made changes, such as agreeing a three-year contract that gives GPs a significant period of stability, reducing bureaucracy and freeing up staff to spend more time with patients.

“Longer-term, we are also working to completely re-examine the GP contract for 2017 and beyond, with a view to developing a brand new contract that meets the needs of Scotland’s GPs and their patients.”

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Scottish Government announcement    

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