Scottish National Users’ Group (SNUG) Podcast

Standards for General Practice Information Technology

September 25, 2020

A main aim of the 2018 GMS Contract was to make GP workload more sustainable and this has resulted in the addition of many Health Board employed staff to work in general practice teams - pharmacists, ANPs, physiotherapists, phlebotomists and mental health nurses. National standards have been set for the IT hardware and systems available within general practices in Scotland.

Dr Andrew Cowie @DrAndrewCowie is deputy chair of the BMA's Scottish GP Committee and a GP partner in Dundee. He helped negotiate the current GMS contract for General Practice in Scotland and this episode features a conversation between Dr Cowie and Dr Andrew McElhinney of the Scottish National Users' Group (SNUG) about the standards which have been set for GP IT currently, whether these are being met, and what the main needs are going forward.

SNUG Survey: we are keen to gather thoughts from our members on how funding for the  new GMS contract has been used in each area, and this will aid discussions at the SNUG Virtual Conference in November.

Programme and registration page for the SNUG virtual conference on November 10

2018 GP contract

Scottish GP Committee