Date lodged: 15 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the additional £500 million of spending on primary care services, committed to by 2020, will be invested in rural and remote general practice in NHS (a) Western Isles and (b) Highland.
Answered by: Shona Robison 25 November 2016
The Scottish Government is committed to increasing spending on primary care services to 11% of the frontline NHS budget by 2021-22. The breakdown of spending on primary care services for 2017-18 and subsequent years will be agreed as part of the Spending Review and Budget Bill processes for those years, which will be subject to approval by the Scottish Parliament.