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The 2018 GMS Contract in Scotland

The 2018 GMS Contract in Scotland

Monday, November 13, 2017

ISBN: 9781788513470

This document is intended primarily to provide an accessible explanation to Scotland’s GPs of the changes we propose to effect in Regulations. The proposed changes will complement the complex wider contractual framework that underpins the provision of General Medical Services in Scotland. It will also be of significant interest to those planning and managing General Medical Services.

Executive Summary

Chapter One explains the Nature of the Contract.

Chapter Two explains the Role of GPs in Scotland as Expert Medical Generalists.

Chapter Three explains the new funding model and the phased approach.

Chapter Four explains how Workload will be made more manageable.

Chapter Five explains how infrastructure will be improved and risk reduced.

Chapter Six explains how the contract will improve services for patients.

Chapter Seven explains how the contract will drive quality improvement, planning and assurance.

Chapter Eight explains the role of the Practice.