The idea for the NewGPScotland website came about through discussions between Elaine Taylor and Simon van Lieshout at one of the national First5 meetings in London. We realised that many faculty regions in England were large enough to successfully host a series of larger events and cover a broad range of topics, but within Scotland we needed to pool resources between faculties more and that GPs were often not aware of events in neighbouring faculty areas, particularly when the events were not large RCGP events or staff were not available to help to publicise them widely. We were also discussing the utility of websites in organising and sharing information and assisting the First5 lead in their roles. The conclusion was that a Scotland-wide web resource would be useful, and subsequent discussions developed our ideas about content, moderation, independant status and funding support.
Simon van Lieshout built the website with support from John Phethean Pave Graphics but both have moved on and this site is only here as an archived project.