This site is intended for health professionals only

Scotland


Scottish Government to make GP consultations via video the ‘default option’

Scottish GPs will be doing all patient consultations via video

Scottish pharmacists to administer flu vaccines for first time this winter

Community pharmacists in Scotland will be able to administer the

Scottish flu programme expanded to social workers and over-55s

GPs in Scotland will this year deliver an expanded flu

The number of GP trainees continues to rise in Scotland

The number of GP training places accepted in Scotland has


Wales expands flu vaccination cohort while Scotland and NI deliberate

The Welsh Government has expanded its flu vaccination programme so

MSPs call for ministers to consider fully salaried GP service

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are calling for urgent

Scotland and Wales extend Covid-19 shielding periods

Scotland and Wales have extended the periods during which clinically extremely vulnerable patients should shield from Covid-19, until 31 July and 16 August respectively.

Scottish Government guarantees locum death-in-service benefits during pandemic

The Scottish Government has guaranteed death-in-service benefits for locum GPs during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the BMA.

GP becomes Scotland’s chief medical officer following resignation

Dr Gregor Smith, a GP in Larkhall in South Lanarkshire, has been announced as the interim chief medical officer of Scotland. 

Scottish GP practices receive £15m cash injection to ease coronavirus pressures

GP practices in Scotland are to receive £15m in extra funding to ‘help them cope with extra pressures’ arising from the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Scottish Government has announced.

Scottish health secretary urges chancellor to act on the NHS pensions tax crisis

Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman has urged the UK chancellor to take ‘decisive action’ towards a permanent solution on the NHS pension tax crisis.

Number of GPs in Scotland increases by 55 in a year

There has been a slight increase in the number of GPs in Scotland over the past year, according to new official figures.

Scottish rural GPs to receive more BMA help due to ‘inequitable’ contract

GP leaders in Scotland have voted to support rural GPs more following the consequences of implementing the new Scottish GP contract

Scottish contract delivering ‘insufficient’ progress, says Scottish GPC chair

There has been an ‘insufficient pace of progress’ in delivering the first phase of the Scottish GP contract, according to the BMA Scotland GP Committee chair