The Primary Care Clinical Professional Group (PCCPG) has submitted a response to the Health and Sport Committee’s Inquiry on the future of Primary Care in Scotland.
The response, available to download here, was created collaboratively by the membership of the group, which includes QNIS.
RCN Scotland, RCGP, Community Pharmacy Scotland and AHPFScotland are among the other members of the group.
The response notes that a better future for Primary Care in Scotland cannot be achieved without long term investment, and the realistic infusion of human, technological and financial resources.
Previous work by the PCCPG, particularly the Principles Document and the paper on Technological Enablement, both available here, were mentioned within the response. The overarching priorities, which came from the initial stages of the Inquiry, sat nicely within the PCCPG’s defining principles of Primary Care.
The Inquiry “What should primary care look like for the next generation?” was launched in March 2019. It contains three stages. A public survey was the first stage, and this call for evidence was the second.
With the call for evidence complete, the Health and Sport Committee’s next stage is to invite witnesses to take part in evidence sessions with the membership, and this should take the Inquiry through to winter.