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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08249: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 20 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-04602 by Shona Robison on 21 November 2016, which of the findings of the review of the Scottish allocation formula have been implemented.

Answered by: Shona Robison 7 April 2017

In the joint memorandum with the British Medical Association Scottish General Practitioner Committee (BMA SGPC) the Scottish Government undertook to extend the current pay stability agreement for GPs to April 2018, [http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/11/7258].

The Scottish Government and the SGPC agree, in principle, that we need better information and evidence to inform both accurate recompense of expenses and options for the long term overall development of GP pay in Scotland. To this end, we have commissioned a review of general practice funding, pay and expenses to provide a proper, robust evidence base for improved decision making. This review builds on and incorporates the findings of the Review of the Scottish Allocation Formula, and will inform options from 2018.