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First Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres Go Live

New Services to Help Find Cancer Sooner A new initiative to speed up cancer diagnosis and provide GPs with an alternative route to urgently refer patients has been launched. Three Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres (ECDC), within existing NHS facilities, will help to pick up cancer

90,000 Children to Benefit from Free School Meals

Agreement Reached With Councils Graeme has welcomed confirmation that new free school meal support in term time will benefit more than 90,000 primary school pupils. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and

Getting Kids Active

Delivering for Scotland #8: Physical Education Being physically active is one of the very best things we can do for our physical and mental health. That is particularly important to instil in children from the very beginning of their schooling – for their own wellbeing

Better IVF Provision

Delivering for Scotland #23: IVF Expansion The SNP believes in IVF on the NHS. The SNP Scottish Government recognised that the right thing to do was for Scotland to go further in its provision. The SNP has expanded IVF to more families since 2017. It

Fair Funding for Nursing Students

Delivering for Scotland #28: Student Nurse Bursary All Scottish undergraduate students benefit from the SNP Scottish Government’s commitment to tuition-free higher education. In the case of nursing and midwifery students, the SNP has gone further still in supporting people into these critical roles. Unlike the

Getting Scotland Active

Delivering for Scotland #33: Investment in Sport The SNP recognises that being physically active is one of the very best things we can do for our physical and mental health, and that physical activity and sport have a transformative effect on communities. As well as

Record High Health Funding

Delivering for Scotland #35: Health Funding The SNP is absolutely committed to supporting and enhancing Scotland’s health service. The past year has reminded us more than ever of the vital importance of our NHS, and the SNP Scottish Government’s 2021-22 budget recognises the critical role

Organ & Tissue Donation Law Change

New Opt-Out System in Force Graeme has welcomed the implementation of legislation making everyone in Scotland an automatic organ donor unless they opt out. The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019 was passed in July 2019 and has now come into effect as of 26

Nursery & Midwifery Student Numbers to Increase

Mental Health Focus to Support Pandemic Recovery Graeme has welcomed the announcement of a 5.8% increase in 2021/22 in the number of student nurses, midwives, and paramedics entering Scottish Government funded degree programmes – the ninth successive increase in a row. Overall, this year’s increase

Scrapping Hospital Parking Charges

Delivering for Scotland #61: Free Hospital Parking The SNP believes that nobody should be paying to visit a hospital car park – be that staff, patients or visitors. Parking at hospitals should be free. This is why, in 2008, the SNP Scottish Government abolished parking