Rural GP services – update

The Public Petitions Committee is currently considering a petition on Medical care in rural areas which raises concerns expressed by patients and GPs about the new GP contract, which potentially discriminates against rural healthcare provision. Find the petition here. 

Scottish Rural Action was asked to respond to the Public Petitions Committee, specifically on the design of the contract and how it might affect recruitment and retention GPs in rural areas. You can view our response here.

The official report of the most recent meeting examining the petition at which Scottish Rural Action was recommended as a suitable consultee can be found here:

Official Report, 22 November 2018



Emma Cooper


Emma joined SRA in 2014 and was our Chief Executive until February 2019. She is going to be touring in a mega motorhome so might be out of touch with us for a while.

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