National Code of Practice for GP premises

This Code of Practice sets out the Scottish Government’s plan to facilitate the shift to a model which does not entail GPs providing their practice premises.


1. The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (“ GMS Regulations 2004”), Schedule 5, paragraph 81 & The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (“ PMS Regulations 2004”), Schedule 1, paragraph 46.

2. Section 2C of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978. GPs in section 2C practices are typically directly employed by the local Health Board.

3. GMS Regulations 2004, Schedule 5, paragraph 1 & PMS Regulations 2004, Schedule 1, paragraph 5. These obligations will continue under the new contract regulations.

4. “Family member” is used here with the same meaning as in the Premises Directions.


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