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Independents' Day


  • Final voting push on proposed Scottish GP contract

    RossyBoy's comment 05 Jan 2018 9:46am

    Let’s debunk the idea that this flawed new allocation formula acknowledges the increased workload of an elderly population. My practice has way above average elderly patients ( 25% over 65 to Scottish average 17%), yet we have a significant cut in our core funding.
    This is not a new Scottish GP Contract, but a new Scottish Practice-owning Urban GP Contract

  • Scottish GP leaders vote in favour on key aspects of new contract

    RossyBoy's comment 06 Dec 2017 10:15pm

    Before we all vote I would like to see some solidarity within the profession. It is clear from responses so far that this contract has the real potential to wipe out rural General Practice in Scotland. Our negotiators should be representing all of Scotland.
    They should also be representing GPs, and not striking such a good deal for pharmacists, physios etc

  • Scottish contract on a knife edge as GPs split 50:50 on new direction

    RossyBoy's comment 30 Nov 2017 10:20pm

    So the guaranteed funding for my practice amounts to £106 per patient per year, for unlimited access. I could not insure my dog for this, nor buy half an hour of my solicitors time.
    It’s hard to find a word that is not “unsuitable or offensive”.

  • GP autonomy 'will be lost' under Scottish contract, warns former RCGP chair

    RossyBoy's comment 27 Nov 2017 10:49pm

    Heading in the wrong direction I’m afraid. The response to a lack of GPs is to create jobs for people who also do not exist. And be managed by the local Health Board. OMG, I could not come up with a better recipe for chaos. How about extra money for more GPs?
    As for today’s letter promising financial stability- it does nothing of the sort, and I feel we have been misled.