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We’ll continue supporting the recovery of our NHS

Scottish Government maintaining focus on key actions The significant pressures on our National Health Service have dominated the news so far this year, and it is no exaggeration to say that this winter has probably been the most difficult ever faced by the NHS. Our

Action to Cut Delayed Discharge

National Exercise to Re-assess Inpatients Clinically Safe to be Discharged Patients who no longer need to be in hospital are to be reassessed as soon as possible to get them the right care in the right place at the right time. Before the end of

Record Medical Training Posts Filled

Highest Numbers Since Records Began More medical training posts have been filled in 2022 than at any other year since records began in 2013. Latest recruitment figures show 1,073 posts for doctors in training were filled successfully – 93% of the 1,155 advertised. The majority

Additional Winter Support for NHS

Measures to Help NHS Deal with Extreme Pressure Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has outlined measures to help the NHS and social care deal with ongoing extreme winter pressure. Among these are funding of at least £8 million for additional care home beds and efforts to

Here’s How the Tories Threaten our NHS

In an independent Scotland, we can be certain Westminster governments will not be able to threaten our NHS. That threat is real and growing. Tory threat of privatisation in post-Brexit trade deals After dragging Scotland out of the EU against our will, Rishi Sunak and

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