Date lodged: 18 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to resolve any legal difficulties regarding NHS boards taking ownership of GP practices.
Answered by: Shona Robison 25 January 2017
Following the considerations of the GP Premises Short Life Working Group, an implementation group has been established, which includes representation from NHS boards (including Lothian), BMA and Scottish Government. This group will review and recommend updates, where required, to the legal framework outlined in the Premises Directions. If necessary, changes to the Scottish Government Property Transactions Handbook will also be considered.