Date lodged: 19 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether Deloitte has been commissioned to undertake a report on NHS general practice and, if so, (a) when it was commissioned, (b) at what cost and (c) when it will be published.
Answered by: Shona Robison 6 February 2017
Deloitte were commissioned to undertake an Analysis of General Practice Systems and Processes, to inform the work carried out under the Primary Care Digital Services Delivery Fund for prioritisation of funding for digital services and infrastructure, both locally and nationally. The work was commissioned on 16 June 2016 and the funds payable to Deloitte for the work they undertook was £148,202 (excluding VAT).
Deloitte were also commissioned to undertake a review of the Scottish Allocation Formula (SAF), which weights general practice funding by various factors that affect workload, including deprivation, rurality and age. The work was commissioned in two parts, the first on 18 December 2015 and the funds payable to Deloitte for the work they undertook was £41,450, and the second on 14 April 2016 and the funds payable to Deloitte for the work they undertook was £36,450 (excluding VAT).
The relevant information will be published at an appropriate time following the successful conclusion of General Medical Services (GMS) contract negotiations.