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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

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

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

Vaccine Certification Enforcement Gets Underway

Proof of status needed at higher risk venues. The Coronavirus vaccine certification scheme will become subject to enforcement from today meaning higher risk venues and events affected must verify customers are fully vaccinated, or otherwise exempt, before entry. The grace period from the October 1st

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

Almost 300 Extra Ambulance Staff Being Recruited

Additional service resources after £20 million investment Almost 300 additional ambulance service staff are being recruited through a £20 million Scottish Government funding injection made over last year and this year as the NHS continues to remobilise. The latest recruitment tranche unveiled today will see

NHS Recovery Plan

More than £1 billion to improve care and tackle backlog The Scottish Government has published its NHS Recovery Plan, committing more than £1 billion of targeted investment for the recovery and renewal of Scotland’s health service. It sets out key actions for the next five

Hospital PFI Car Parks in Dundee and Glasgow Bought Out

Parking Charges at Ninewells Hospital Removed Permanently Hospital parking charges are set to end permanently in Scotland after agreements were reached to buy out two car parks in Glasgow and Dundee operated through PFI (private finance initiative) schemes. Negotiations are also progressing to take over the

First Steps Towards a National Care Service

‘Real life experts’ to help focus on what really matters to people receiving social care. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf and Minister for Social Care Kevin Stewart have welcomed the first meeting of a Social Covenant Steering Group, set up to help guide the development of

More Staff to Bolster Test and Protect

Scotland’s Test and Protect contact tracing system will see its workforce bolstered with the deployment of additional staff over the coming week to help address a rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf  said recent changes to the system are helping its