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Who now pays for practice staff training?

Will our practice have to pay for all practice staff training or will the PCO still be involved in this?

Much of your staff's professional development will be your responsibility but PCOs should provide IT training to all practices.

The Department of Health has made a commitment to the IT needs of the new contract and many practices may need

extra training to bring them up to date

with the demands of the Q&O framework.

In many areas of Scotland the training element of the ancillary staff budget has been top sliced by PCOs and not passed directly to practices.

This funding stream is therefore not in the GS or GSE and either needs to be added or the PCO should retain responsibility for the funding of staff training.

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