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BMA Scotland response to Primary Care Workforce Plan

Dr Alan McDevitt, Chair of the BMA’s Scottish GP Committee, said: “The workforce plan sets out six long term objectives that it aims to deliver and we are supportive of these as they closely reflect the BMA’s vision for the future of primary care.  However, we would like to see much more detail around how the additional workforce that is so desperately needed to sustain this vision will be delivered. 


“The new GP contract is now being implemented across Scotland and it is essential that multidisciplinary teams are able to start developing their capacity and extend their roles as soon as possible to enable them to support practices effectively.  I look forward to seeing the integrated update in September and would urge the Scottish government to be bold in its endeavour to make Scotland’s primary care workforce fit for the future.”


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