The news about the new GP contract talks about how it will improve access for patients, address health inequalities and improve population health including mental health, provide financial stability for GPs, and reduce GP workload through the expansion of the primary care multidisciplinary team. But how will it affect you if you are a carer?

The Alliance want to capture views on how the changes are likely to impact peoples’ experiences of interacting with primary care. This might be potential opportunities presented by the new contract to improve services that you want emphasised; or it could be risks/concerns associated with the changes, such as broadening the scope of primary care services, particularly the changing role of the GP. There is also an opportunity to explore how ongoing engagement can ensure that people are involved throughout not just the design but the delivery of the new contract.

They are hosting an event specifically for carers in Glasgow on Friday 23rd February

The workshop is aimed at gathering input from people who access GP services and are interested in giving their views on the new GP contract, and you can find out more and sign up at Eventbrite or by calling a member of the Alliance team on 0141 404 0231.

Outputs and recommendations from this engagement will be presented to the Scottish Government for consideration in ongoing discussions around the GP contract. The Alliance will continue to make the case for these outputs in interactions with Scottish Government throughout the development of the GP contract.