National Association for Patient Participation

Scotland

On 15th October 2016, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that £500m - 11% of the NHS budget - would be spent on general practice and health centres.

This was exactly what we've been calling for since we established the Put Patients First: Back general practice campaign in 2013.

Our documents A blueprint for Scottish general practice and Promoting general practice: a manifesto for the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary election, laid out a roadmap to protect the future of general practice and have been successful in shaping the healthcare agenda.

However, this isn't the end of the campaign. We will be continuing to work with patients, general practice staff and politicians alike to make sure these funds are delivered and spent in the most effective and efficient way for Scotland.

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