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New Scottish GP recruitment plans to cut workload

From BBC - November 12, 2017

The Scottish government has announced plans to deal with problems in recruiting GPs.

They are part of a proposed new contract for the profession, which aims to cut workload and make it easier to run practices.

The NHS across the UK is having trouble attracting people to become GPs.

Many doctors have stayed away from general practice because of the financial risk of having to buy or lease their own premises.

The Scottish government has now announced a fund to tackle that and has promised to cut bureaucracy so GPs can spend more time with patients and less on paperwork.

If GPs vote to approve the new contract, it will come into force in April next year.

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