Date lodged: 9 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many GPs in the Central Scotland parliamentary region declared that they are no longer taking on new patients since the beginning of 2016.
Answered by: Shona Robison 22 December 2016
The following number of practices by constituency in the Central Scotland parliamentary region have closed their patient lists under the GMS contract since the beginning of 2016. Patient lists are closed as an interim measure to allow Boards to working closely with the practices concerned to find solutions to maintain the delivery of high quality primary medial services in those communities.
Number of Closed practices
Airdrie and Shotts
Coatbridge and Chryston
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
Motherwell and Wishaw
Uddingston and Bellshill
Circumstances will arise where a practice experiences capacity issues and is unable to routinely accept new patients onto its list. We expect Health Boards to work with practices as constructively and as flexibly as is appropriate to help manage the situation and ensure that all patients have access to GP services.
* Now open
** One now open