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Focus on GPASS

Problems with the GPASS computer system are set to dominate this week's annual conference of Scottish LMCs.

Motions for debate include a demand for action to stop practices using GPASS moving to a new managed clinical server version until a full independent review of the troubled system is carried out.

Other key motions include calls for no more changes to the quality and outcomes framework without consultation with grassroots GPs and a motion insisting the Government honour its pledges on pensions.

But the Scottish Executive could also be praised if a motion from Glasgow LMC, commending the executive for dismissing English NHS reforms, is passed.

Dr Mary Church, who along with Dr David Love steps down as joint chair of Scottish GPC this summer, said: 'GPASS is a huge issue and it's always on the agenda, but it's getting to boiling point now.'

She added: 'We don't trust what [health minister] Andy Kerr has said ­ they have to listen to the people who know what they are talking about.'

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