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Mental Health Staffing Boost

Over 950 Additional Frontline Workers Recruited A commitment to recruit an additional 800 mental health staff to frontline roles across Scotland has been exceeded. Figures published today, 12th July, show that 958 whole time equivalent mental health workers have been recruited for deployment to hospitals,

Ending Long Waits for Planned Care

New National Targets Set Out Ambitious new targets have been set out for NHS Scotland to address the impact of the pandemic on long waiting times for planned care. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf announced that NHS Scotland will aim to eradicate waits of more than

Launch of GP Recruitment Campaign

Part of Commitment to Appoint 800 Family Doctors A new campaign to recruit more GPs to come to Scotland has been launched. The initiative includes targeted print and digital advertising and is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to increase the number of GPs by

Dental Services for All

Revised Arrangements to Reward Seeing More NHS Patients Revised payment arrangements for NHS dentists will be linked more closely to the number of patients they see, under changes being introduced in April. The revised arrangements will help ensure patients are able to access NHS services,

Keeping Eye Tests Free on the NHS

Increase in fees paid to optometry practices for free examinations. The fees paid by the Scottish Government to optometrists for carrying out NHS-funded eye examinations will increase by 3% – helping to ensure everyone can continue to access high quality eye care. Scotland became the

£856.5m for NHS Tayside in Scottish Budget

Record Health Investment to Benefit Angus The Scottish Government’s 2022-23 Budget will see record investment in Scotland’s NHS, including £856.5 million for NHS Tayside – up £36.6 million on last year’s funding for the health board. The Budget confirmed £18 billion for Health and Social

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

Additional Funding to Tackle COVID

£482 Million for Pandemic Costs The Scottish Government is allocating a further £482 million to NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to meet costs of the pandemic and remobilising health services. This includes funding for Test and Protect and to support the progress of the vaccination

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