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a doctor at computer cbAugust 15 2017

Scotland’s 2017 survey of staffing levels in general practice and GP out of hours services is getting underway.

 The Scottish Government’s Health Workforce and Strategic Change Directorate has sent out a letter DL(2017) 18 asking practices and NHE Boards to complete the information by September 30. It is seeking “to capture aggregate information at a fixed census date and during the preceding twelve month period.”

Information being collected includes data as at August 31 for:

  • headcount and whole time equivalent (WTE) numbers of GPs, nNurses and other healthcare staff; practice vacancies; and
  • the experience of filling shifts for Out of Hours Services.

The survey form is being emailed out for Primary Care leads to forward it on to all GP practices providing Primary Medical Services and to the executive lead who has responsibility for the provision of GP Out of Hours services in each territorial Board.

As an incentive, “each GP Practice that submits a completed survey will receive a payment of £150,” says the letter. “The Practitioners Services Division (NHS National Services Scotland) will make this payment to GP practices who have completed the survey (scheduled December 2017).”

The survey was last run in 2015, and the results will be used “to provide information about the current shape of their workforce” and “inform key decisions about future workforce supply.”

Link:
Scottish Government letter DL (20170 18             

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