Michael Matheson

Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk West

@MathesonMichael

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Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Central Scotland

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  • Scottish Parliament: General Practitioners and Consultants (Recruitment and Retention) (Rural Areas) 1 Feb 2024

    Improving recruitment and retention of GPs and other doctors is vital to Scotland’s health in all localities, including rural areas. We provide a range of support to the GP workforce, including a rural-specific graduate entry medical degree, the Scottish graduate entry medicine programme—ScotGEM—golden hellos for harder-to-fill posts and bursaries for GP specialty training, which are...
  • Scottish Parliament: General Practitioners and Consultants (Recruitment and Retention) (Rural Areas) 1 Feb 2024

    I mentioned a range of measures that we are taking to support recruitment of GPs into rural areas. Alongside that, we are increasing the number of training places in general practice. I am sure that the member will be pleased to hear that, in the general practice specialty training programme this year, not only have we had an increase in places, but from the second quarter of the recruitment...
  • Scottish Parliament: General Practitioners and Consultants (Recruitment and Retention) (Rural Areas) 1 Feb 2024

    Of course that is important. If Rhoda Grant wants to write to me about the incentive that she is referring to, I will be more than happy to look at the matter. I am not entirely clear about the point that Rhoda Grant was making, but I mentioned a range of measures that we are taking to support recruitment into general practice in our island communities, all of which play an important part in...

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