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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

Remobilising NHS Dentists

£5m to Help Meet Safety Standards, See More Patients Additional funding of up to £5 million is available to NHS dentists to help remobilise services as Scotland recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding will help NHS dental practices to purchase, renew or upgrade

Funds Open for Drugs Services

Graeme Encourages Applications for Share of £18m Graeme has encouraged Angus organisations on the frontline of the drugs emergency to apply for new funding announced by the Scottish Government. Four separate funds to support improvements to drugs services – worth a total of £18 million

Supporting Our NHS & Care Services

First 100 Days: Recovery for a Fairer Future These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. Over the last year, our NHS and care services have stepped up on behalf of the entire country. We must properly recognise their tremendous efforts and

What We’re Doing For Women

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for women The SNP has a proud record of fighting for gender equality while in government. From action on equal pay, support for women returning to the work place, the first gender-balanced Cabinet in the UK and taking action to

Equal Access to Medicine

Delivering for Scotland #10: Free Prescriptions It is the SNP’s firm belief that healthcare should be free at the point of access for everyone. Moreover, it is critical that people with long-term and/or complex conditions do not face a greater financial burden. When the NHS

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

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