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A healthier Scotland: 10 facts about our NHS under the SNP

Delivering Progress Despite Pressures We all rely on our NHS – that’s why we’re working to ensure it properly recovers from the pandemic to be fit for the future. Under the SNP, health funding and NHS staffing are at a record high – and we’ve

Record Pay Offer to NHS Agenda for Change Staff

£568 million for Pay Deal in 2023/24 Healthcare staff across Scotland have been offered the largest pay package in the history of the NHS, with a £568 million increase in investment. 160,000 NHS Agenda for Change staff – including nurses, midwives, paramedics, allied health professionals,

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

Ten Achievements in Government in 2022

Increasing the Scottish Child Payment by 150% To help in our national mission of tackling inequality and eradicating child poverty, we have launched the Scottish Child Payment – the most ambitious anti-poverty measure anywhere in the UK, labelled “game-changing” by campaigners. This year, in the

Record £19 billion for Health and Social Care

Supporting fair pay and sustainable services Health and Social Care services will receive the highest ever budget settlement over the next year, paving the way for sustainable public services in Scotland. The £19 billion package will help tackle the immediate pressures caused by the pandemic

NHS Staff Offered Record High Pay Rise

Average Uplift of 7.5% is Highest Offer in the UK A ‘best and final offer’ has been made to NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) workers following pay negotiations with trade unions and employers. The record high pay offer, the best in the UK, will ensure