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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00960: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to implement the findings of the recent review of out-of-hours primary services.

Answered by: Shona Robison 13 July 2016

A £1 million initial testing programme is underway with eight sites throughout Scotland testing a range of aspects of the recommended new model of urgent care. Sites are testing new ways of working, including new approaches to leadership and providing new opportunities for multi-disciplinary working.

A further £400,000 is being invested in a technology improvement programme, the first phase of which will focus on improving configuration and enhancing the use of Adastra - the system used throughout Scotland to manage unplanned instances of care during the out-of-hours period.

The learning and results from the initial testing programme, as well as input from our delivery partners and other stakeholders as part of our national engagement programme 2016, will inform the National Delivery Plan for the Transformation of Urgent Care which we aim to publish later in 2016.