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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

Record Health Funding of £856.5 Million For NHS Tayside

NHS staff at record levels with 13.1% increase last year. Record health funding has been allocated to NHS Tayside for the coming year which demonstrates how only the SNP can be trusted to protect Scotland’s NHS. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Staffing in Scotland’s NHS has risen to record

NHS Workforce at New Record High

Staff levels increase for ten consecutive years. NHS Tayside has recorded record numbers of staff levels this year with 12,519 employed by the health board – a 5.4% increase over the past five years. Across Scotland, more than 155,000 staff have been hired, with increases

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

Progress for Booster Programme

More than 70% of eligible adults have had their booster or third dose. More than seven in 10 eligible adults across Scotland have now had their COVID-19 booster or third dose. Figures published yesterday show that 72.1% of over 18s who are eligible by 31

A National Care Service for Scotland

Progress for Creating National Care Service. £500,000 has been announced by the Scottish Government to lay the ground work for the establishment of a National Care Service. The SNP Scottish Government’s budget announced record funding of £18 billion for Health and Social Care – the

Record £18 billion for Health and Social Care

Budget focus on pandemic recovery. Scotland’s Budget is providing record funding to health and social care, including £12.9 billion for health boards to support patient services and ensure frontline funding increases by at least £2.5 billion by 2026-27. This will be part of a total

Autumn/Winter Vaccination Milestone

One and half million third doses and boosters delivered. Scotland’s Autumn/Winter vaccination programme has delivered more than one and a half million third doses and boosters (1,502,266) of the COVID-19 jab. The roll-out continues to see high coverage across all eligible groups for first, second

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