There have been discussions over the last six months with the Scottish General Practitioners Committee (SGPC) following the GMS Contract Agreement in Scotland for 2014/15 about the future direction of the GMS contract in Scotland. An integral part of that agreement was to work jointly towards Scottish GMS contract arrangements, provided we could agree on a period of stability for general practice that would free up the time to do so.
We are pleased to confirm that and agreement has been reached with SGPC on arrangements that will remain in place until 2016/17, which build on the GMS Contract Agreement in Scotland for 2014/15.
There is a current shortage of Chlordiazepoxide (all preparations / strengths / brands) resulting from a problem with the supply of a raw material required for its manufacture.
The report provided below aims to reinforce current guidance and detail a suitable alternative UK licensed product to ensure that prescribers can continue to prescribe detox medications during the shortage:
On September 30th at 6:30pm there is a sessional GP meeting about contract updates and working together. You can find out more about the agenda, & purpose in the document below.
If you would like to attend please download the above form and complete it. Please then email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 0141 332 6798.
The Health Protection Scotland website have published a new document outlining the Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Precautions for General Practitioners in Scotland. You can read the document below:
You can also find out more about the Ebola outbreak by reading the information provided below: