Scottish Parliament
Wednesday, 28 August, 2019

The College recognises the focus of this inquiry is the future development of primary care in Scotland. As a Royal College with Fellows and Members who largely work in secondary care, our comments are therefore focused on where there is overlap between the services. A key crossover point is the ability to discharge patients from hospital safely and effectively. ISD Scotland have stated that “it is very clear that being delayed in hospital can be harmful and debilitating – and in the case of older people, can often prevent a return to living independently at home.

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