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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

New Lung Cancer Detection Campaign

Get potential symptoms checked early by your GP. A bold Detect Cancer Early (DCE) campaign is encouraging people to contact their GP if they have a new or different persistent cough or unusual breathlessness for three weeks or more in an effort to return to

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for

Supporting Our NHS & Care Services

First 100 Days: Recovery for a Fairer Future These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. Over the last year, our NHS and care services have stepped up on behalf of the entire country. We must properly recognise their tremendous efforts and

What We’re Doing For Disabled People

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for disabled people Our vision is an independent Scotland that is more equitable and inclusive for all. With the full powers of independence, Scotland will have control over the necessary economic and legislative levers to ensure that disabled people can

Equal Access to Medicine

Delivering for Scotland #10: Free Prescriptions It is the SNP’s firm belief that healthcare should be free at the point of access for everyone. Moreover, it is critical that people with long-term and/or complex conditions do not face a greater financial burden. When the NHS

Better IVF Provision

Delivering for Scotland #23: IVF Expansion The SNP believes in IVF on the NHS. The SNP Scottish Government recognised that the right thing to do was for Scotland to go further in its provision. The SNP has expanded IVF to more families since 2017. It

Fair Funding for Nursing Students

Delivering for Scotland #28: Student Nurse Bursary All Scottish undergraduate students benefit from the SNP Scottish Government’s commitment to tuition-free higher education. In the case of nursing and midwifery students, the SNP has gone further still in supporting people into these critical roles. Unlike the

A Tale of Two Governments

This is a tale of two governments – the SNP Scottish Government that’s delivering progress to every household in Scotland, and the UK Tory government imposing damaging policies against our will. While Boris Johnson’s priorities lie around Trident nuclear weapons, welfare cuts and a power