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General practice staff will be given additional training to develop their skills following a £2.5 million investment from the Scottish Government.

The move is part of plans to develop the skills of the whole practice team, making it easier for patients to access the right person at the right time.

Receptionists and practice managers will be able to access training on signposting patients to the most appropriate source of help or advice. This could be a service available in the practice or elsewhere in the community, such as a community pharmacist or a local optician.  

Staff will also be up-skilled to allow them to take on more of the administrative tasks currently carried out by GPs.

Additional training will also be made available for general practice nurses, so they are better equipped to meet the needs of patients with multiple health conditions. This is part of the move towards developing enhanced nursing roles within general practice.

Training for GP practice staff

1 May 2017