NHS Scotland spending on GPs should be increased, say Greens

GP funding should be boosted to make up 11% of the Scottish NHS budget, the Scottish Greens have said.

Alison Johnstone, the party’s parliamentary co-leader, used FMQs to call for Nicola Sturgeon to increase the spending on “overstretched and under-resourced” GP services.

She asked the First Minister to increase the proportion of NHS spending on GPs to 11%, to “let our local surgeries employ more doctors and nurses, to provide longer appointments and to tackle health inequality that continues to blight Scotland”.

Ms Johnstone said: “The fact is the overwhelming majority…
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