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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

Removal of NHS Dental Charges for All Young People

£7.5 Million to Support Dental Sector Young people aged under 26 are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment. The change comes as a further £7.5 million has been given to support the dental sector to recover and build back to pre-pandemic capacity. Free treatment

Women’s Health Plan

Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health Bold plans to improve health and reduce inequalities for women in Scotland have been published today by the Scottish Government. Scotland is the first country in the UK to have a Women’s Health Plan, which outlines ambitious improvement and change

£12m to Health Boards for Emergency Care

Supporting the NHS The Scottish Government has released £12 million in additional funding to health boards across Scotland to support non-COVID emergency care. This immediate action will help put measures in place to reduce waiting times for urgent or emergency treatment, with a focus on

£20m for Advanced Tech to Treat Cancer

Surgical Robots for NHS Scotland An investment of around £20 million in 10 surgical robots will result in less invasive procedures and boost hospital capacity across Scotland. The Scottish Government investment will take the total number of this type of surgical robot across the country

Free NHS Dental Care for Young People

600,000 to Benefit From Extension of Free Care New measures to provide free NHS dental care for all young people aged 18 to 25 (inclusive) have been introduced at the Scottish Parliament. Graeme welcomed the move as showing “the strength of the Scottish Government’s commitment

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