Contact Details to write or email, if you have concerns about Easdale Medical Practice New GP Contract.

 Alan McDevitt Scotland BMA

14 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LL (map)
Tel: 0131 247 3000 Fax: 0131 247 3001
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First Minister

 T4.25

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP          

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 Shona Robison

T3.03

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
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Mike Russell

Mike Russell                                    

 

81 Argyll Street
Dunoon
PA23 7DH

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What are the concerns?

  1. Dismantling a health serves that currently works well and patients are happy with.
  2. Increased travelling for patients
  3. Loss of autonomy will destabilise the practice structures and teams.
  4. Lack of security for the future, for recruitment and patients alike.
  5. Loss of current multidisciplinary team communication and structures.
  6. Reduction of quality and continuity of the current service.
  7. Fragmenting an existing service that is not broken.
  8. The proposed New Contract is unrealistic in rural areas.

For more information on the new GP Contract 

 http://ruralgp.scot/rememberrural/

https://www.facebook.com/ruralandremotepg

https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/events/gp-engagement/

To engage /follow on social media use

#RememberRural hashtag & follow @RuralGPScot, @RuralPatients, @ScotRural Action

There are also 7 Regional MSPs of different Political Parties who you could also write to.

http://www.parliament.scot/mspfinder/index.html?postcode

What do we need?

 A commitment to Rural-proof the New GP Contract NOW.

  1. To have a significant contribution to the rural Short Life Working Group with representation by RGPAS(Rural GP Association of Scotland).
  2. A national rural enhanced service framework to allow practices to retain work, be resourced to do it and to enable more realistic and effective dialogue between practice teams and HSCPs
  3. A Correction Factor that adequately reflects the level of workload involved in rural practice and that adequately reflects and funds sustainable rural practice services

Community Council Elections – Nomination Packs

Let’s make this the most interesting CC election yet – nominate someone !

  Click here to download 

 

Nomination Packs may also be downloaded from www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections

The nomination pack  contains the following documents:-

  • Nomination Form
  • Candidate Statement Form
  • Notice of Withdrawal
  • Election Timetable
  • Guidance Notes
  • Council Offices for obtaining and submitting Nomination Papers

Nominations should be lodged at the relevant Customer Services Area Office as detailed elsewhere in this pack or at the Election Office, Kilmory Headquarters, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT by not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 22 March 2018. The earliest date for lodging nomination papers is Tuesday 6 March 2018.

Should you require any assistance with your nomination, please feel free to contact the election office at the above address or by telephoning 01546 604331/4401.

The Council would encourage all candidates to submit a Candidate Statement as provided for in Section 13 of the guidance notes. In my experience the provision of such a statement is regarded as very important by voters.

Further details will be issued to candidates following completion of the nomination process.

Community Council Elections

Seil and Easdale Community Council Elections 2018

Community Council Elections 26 April 2018 (provisional)

The Revised Scheme of Community Councils for 2018 is currently being reviewed by the Council and will be finalised at the end of February. Information and the timetable below are provisional dates subject to final ratification by the Council of the Scheme.

The formal Notice of Election will be advertised locally week beginning 5 March 2018. Nomination Packs are available from week beginning 5 March 2018 from local Customer Service points, on the Councils website and from the Returning Officer, Kilmory, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT.

The Timetable for the election sets out the key dates to be aware of.

The Nomination period will run from Tuesday 6 March to Thursday 22 March 2018 (closing date). Forms must be lodged with the Returning Officer by no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 22 March 2018.

If you wish to become a community councillor you must be a resident within the community council area and be on the Local Government Electoral Register. Phone 01586 555300 or e-mail:   to get your Registration number or for Registration enquiries.

There are currently 56 Community Councils within Argyll and Bute, covering every geographical area from Cardross in the east to the islands in the west.

Community Councils are voluntary bodies which exist within a statutory framework and which have been granted statutory rights of consultation. The general purpose of a Community Council is to ascertain, co-ordinate an express the wider views of the entire community within its agreed boundaries. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government. Their role is to ascertain in an active way the views of their communities in terms of local issues, needs and wishes and to convey these views to Argyll and Bute Council.

If you are interested in standing for election, please contact the election office at

Next Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 6.30pm, Seil Island Hall

 

AGENDA

 

  • Present / Apologies
  • Declarations of Interest
  • Minutes of Previous Meeting Held on 23rd January 2018
  • New GP Contract – implications for our Surgery
  • Matters Arising From the Meeting Held on 23rd January 2018
    • Scottish Water: New Waste Water Proposals for Seil
    • Roads
    • Tramway Cottages road adoption
    • Police Report
    • Planning
    • Bus Shelter
    • Forward Planning for our community – Formation of Community Trust
    • Ellenabeich & Easdale Conservation Area Appraisal/Management Plan
  • Any Other Competent Business

Possible impact of new funding model on GP services on Seil

Letter to the Community Council from Seil’s  GPs

          . . . following our recent letter informing you about the new GP contract, we have put some more information together in response to being asked what can be done to help. We would like to signpost the following website which clearly sets out the problems and has access to relevant documentation for further readings.     http://ruralgp.scot/rememberrural/

To read the whole letter, please  click here 

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RBLS Book Sale

The Easdale branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland are holding a book sale in Seil Island Hall on Saturday 10 March from 11am – 2pm to raise funds for our various forces’ charities. There will be a raffle and refreshments will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!