If we're serious about reducing health inequality in society we must increase and target our resources
Commenting on confirmation of £71.6 million of funding from the Scottish Government to support general practice, Scottish Greens health spokesperson Alison Johnstone MSP said:
"Extra funds for general practice are welcome given the huge workload pressures our GPs are under. However, how funding is divided amongst practices is an issue that needs addressed.
"The Government has committed to reviewing the funding formula. Currently, GPs working in deprived communities with greater workloads are only getting an extra £3.79 per patient. If we're serious about reducing health inequality in society we must increase and target our resources."