GP shortage challenging but ‘not in crisis’, insists Shona Robison
Health Secretary Shona Robison has denied there is a crisis in general practice, despite evidence that some family doctors are facing “inhumane” workloads.
Ms Robison told MSPs on Holyrood’s Health Committee that she accepts the shortage of GPs in Scotland is “very challenging”, but she refused to characterise it as a crisis.
Doctors earlier told the committee there is a “major problem” that is beginning to affect patient care.
Dr Alan McDevitt, chair of the British Medical Association’s Scottish general practitioners committee, said the latest figures show a 28.6% GP vacancy rate across... read more