£20k golden handshake scheme for GPs extended

£20k golden handshake scheme for GPs extended

October 17 2017 A scheme to encourage GP trainees to take up posts in in parts of the country...

Survey asks for information on workplace health and wellbeing practice

Survey asks for information on workplace health and wellbeing practice

October 11 2017 Workplace wellbeing providers and employer organisations are being asked to...

General practice sees a 14% increase in the number of complaints raised about it in Scotland

General practice sees a 14% increase in the number of complaints raised about it in Scotland

October 10 2017 General practice accounted for 65% of complaints made about NHS family health...

GMC consults on skills needed by newly-qualified doctors

GMC consults on skills needed by newly-qualified doctors

October 6 2017 The General Medical Council is seeking views on the knowledge, skills and...

Written complaints about GP and dental services increases by almost 10%

Written complaints about GP and dental services increases by almost 10%

September 21 2017 The number of written complaints made about primary care services, covering GPs...

  • £20k golden handshake scheme for GPs extended

    £20k golden handshake scheme for GPs extended

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:57
  • Survey asks for information on workplace health and wellbeing practice

    Survey asks for information on workplace health and wellbeing practice

    Wednesday, 11 October 2017 13:31
  • General practice sees a 14% increase in the number of complaints raised about it in Scotland

    General practice sees a 14% increase in the number of complaints raised about it in Scotland

    Tuesday, 10 October 2017 13:40
  • GMC consults on skills needed by newly-qualified doctors

    GMC consults on skills needed by newly-qualified doctors

    Friday, 06 October 2017 16:41
  • Written complaints about GP and dental services increases by almost 10%

    Written complaints about GP and dental services increases by almost 10%

    Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:18

gp recruitmentDecember 21 2015

Average general practice list sizes have increased by 10% over the past decade in Scotland. While the headcount of all GPs has increased by 9% to 5,736 since 2005, the number of Performer GPs (usually practice partners) has seen an overall decrease of 3% in this time to 3,657, Information Services Division of NHS Scotland has announced.

The number of salaried GPs has more than doubled since 2005, with 287 a decade ago compared to 682 in 2015. They now account for approximately 14% of the GP workforce. In addition, at the end of September, approximately 34% of GPs were aged 50 or over, “and were therefore likely to retire within the next 10 years.”

The number of female GPs in post was 2,842 at the end of September, compared to 2,096 males. There were 113 female retainees, compared to zero males. Data also indicates that the number of patients aged 65 and over registered with GP practices in Scotland has risen from approximately 834,000 in 2005 to 985,000 in 2015, an 18% increase.

ISD has also published data on GP out of hours services, saying that “the number of patients contacting GP OOH Services in the six month period April-September (2014 and 2015) has remained level. “In 2015, 432,206 patients contacted the GP OOH service, a slight fall of 1% from 2014. This equates to eight out of every 100 individuals in Scotland contacting the service between April and September 2015.”

Over half (56%) of the contacts with GP OOH services involved patients attending Primary Care Emergency Centres, while 21% received telephone advice from either an OOH GP or nurse and 19% were visited at home.

Links:

ISDScotland ‘General Practice - GP workforce and practice list sizes’

ISDScotland ‘GP Out of Hours Services in NHS Scotland’

Management News

October 17 2017 Electronic cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking, the British Psychological Society has said. 
December 10 2015 A doctor may find themselves the subject of an investigation at any time in their career, from medical students to trainee doctors, GPs or consultants. Whether it’s an issue...