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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02112: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many GPs are required to meet current demand.

Answered by: Shona Robison 17 May 2018

Our ambition is to increase the number of GPs by at least 800 over ten years to ensure a sustainable service that meets increasing demand.

There will also be significant new investment in the wider multi-disciplinary teams to support GPs.

The national health and social care workforce plan on primary care, published on 30 April 2018, sets out how we propose to support the recruitment of these additional GPs through an ambitious training, recruitment and retention programme, supported by a £7.5 million pound investment this year.