NHS Grampian (Waiting Times)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 18th December 2019.

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Photo of Peter Chapman Peter Chapman Conservative

Sadly, long waiting times are a familiar story in

NHS Grampian, and in the north-east we fall far below the national average. On the back of the news on waiting times, an NHS Grampian spokesperson stated that if a patient’s condition worsened, they should contact their general practitioner. However, recent GP figures show that Grampian has lost 13 GP surgeries in the past 10 years. With longer waiting times and a decreasing number of GP surgeries, can the cabinet secretary explain how patients can get the vital treatment that they need?