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Booster Jab Roll-Out Continues

Advance booking facility for 40-49 year olds. People aged 40-49 years old will be able to use the NHS Inform online portal or national phoneline to book their COVID-19 booster appointments from tomorrow (Saturday). Appointments will be available from 30 November and the booking must

Contact Tracing Workforce Safeguarded

£33.1 Million to Retain Over 500 Posts Scotland’s contact tracing workforce will remain in place until September 2022, through a funding commitment of £33.1 million. The investment will secure almost 500 posts at local health boards around the country. This is as well as additional

Negative Test Becomes Part of Certification Scheme

Expanded Testing Needed to Keep Cases Down People attending venues covered by Scotland’s COVID certification scheme are to be given the option of providing a recent negative lateral flow test for the virus, as an alternative to proof of vaccination. It means that individuals who

Online Portal for Autumn/Winter Vaccination Programme

Advance booking facility for booster and flu jabs. An online portal is now available to allow people aged 50 to 59, unpaid carers who are 16 and over, and those aged 16 and over who are household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals to book their Autumn/Winter vaccination

More Measures to Improve A&E Wait Times

Further £10m Winter Funding for NHS An additional £10 million is going to health boards across Scotland to bring in a range of measures to get A&E patients to the right care as quickly as possible. This includes deploying physiotherapists and occupational therapists at A&E

Expanding Scotland’s Medical Workforce

£32 million for 139 additional trainee doctors. The Scottish Government has committed £32 million to create a further 139 trainee doctor posts to support services under greatest pressure during the ongoing recovery from COVID-19. Trainee doctors currently make up 44% of doctors employed by NHS

Delivering the Right Care in the Right Setting

£10m to Avoid Hospital Stays & Prevent Delayed Discharge The Scottish Government is investing an additional £10 million to help patients avoid a hospital stay wherever possible – and to prevent delayed discharge for inpatients. This is part of a range of actions included in

Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out

Invitation letters for next eligible groups. Scotland’s flu and COVID-19 Booster programmes are continuing with pace as people aged 60 to 69 and adults aged 16 and over with underlying health conditions will start to receive invitations for their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations through

Caring For Those Who Care For Us

Wellbeing support for staff in health and social care. The Scottish Government is asking what types of wellbeing support health and social care staff need the most from the recent £300 million announcement of a Winter Support Package. Following the announcement of a further £4

Don’t Leave the Job Half Done

Remaining Under-40s Urged to Get 2nd Vaccine Dose People aged under 40 who have still to receive their second dose of a COVID vaccine are being urged to book an appointment, or go to a drop-in clinic, and maximise the protection offered. The number of