Primary Care Out-of-hours Services

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 1st December 2015.

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Photo of Jenny Marra Jenny Marra Labour

We very much welcome the £1 million of funding that has been put in place for the testing of the pilot hub model, but the cabinet secretary will know that the out-of-hours service across the country is struggling, with reports of as few as two general practitioners covering whole regions, and real problems in Lanarkshire. The cabinet secretary says that in the spring she will bring forward information on how her Government will implement the recommendations, but what will she do now about the pressure on our out-of-hours service in Scotland?