2. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the continuation of the independent contractor model in general practice. (S6O-02301)
The cabinet secretary will recognise that, although he has promised 800 more GPs, Audit Scotland has warned that progress is not on track. In my region, NHS Tayside has recommended that Invergowrie’s practice should close later this month, with more than 1,800 patients being allocated to other practices. In Fife, 40 per cent of GP surgeries have closed their doors to new patients, which is...
Organisations of professionals who have argued for action will be bitterly disappointed by the statement. Earlier this month, Obesity Action Scotland asked itself: “So, can Scotland halve childhood obesity by 2030 ? Based on the current direction of travel, the answer is almost certainly no.” How much more evidence gathering is there going to be, given that the results of inaction are...
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Labour MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
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