Professionals across primary care came together last week to take stock of where NHS Tayside is in relation to the 2018 Scottish General Medical Services contract.
The contract seeks to re-invigorate general practice and, through fundamental service re-design, create positive effects throughout primary care as a whole.
Under the new model, some of the work previously carried out by GPs will be
transferred to other healthcare professionals, including other members of the practice multi-disciplinary team. The aim of this change is to ensure that patients get the care they need in a timely manner, and to ensure that we address both the shortage of GPs and other healthcare professionals, and the pressures and stresses caused by these shortages.
The event included short presentations from a wide range of service providers who are delivering urgent care in primary care. The later workshop explored pathways, the workforce and infrastructure required to deliver the next steps.