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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16568: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 10 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether GP practices that are receiving income protection to maintain their previous funding under the new GP contract will continue to receive this under phase 2 of the contract.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 May 2018

If accepted by the profession, Phase 2 of the contract will introduce an income range that is comparable to that of consultants and directly reimburse agreed practice expenses.

As these measures would change GP practice funding and GP income they will be subject to negotiation and a second poll of the profession after specific details (including financial details) are available. Negotiations on this phase will include arrangements for the protection of GP income and practice expenses.