Date lodged: 25 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how many GP (a) phone and (b) video call consultations there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Shona Robison 2 February 2018
This information is not held centrally by the Scottish Government. The use of GP phone and video call consultations is a local decision made by NHS Boards and their contractors. Once the new GMS Contract is introduced GP practices will provide agreed information on consultation rates, consultation types, health care professional being consulted and complexity within consultations. This will be done using the Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE) electronic extraction unless the practice wishes to collect the information itself.