If you’re a GP in Scotland and haven’t seen the recently-published “General Practice in Scotland: The Way Ahead”, it’s well worth a look. Following a year of consultation with groups including GPs, patients and politicians, the document sets out some of the most challenging issues for GPs in Scotland, as well as fairly clear policy suggestions on how these can be tackled.
Challenges specific to rural practice – including OOH care, recruitment & retention, and training requirements – are mentioned. The document is easy to read, and seems to offer some pragmatic ways to address difficult problems within the current economic constraints.
You don’t need to be a BMA member to view the report, which is available here.