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How we’re Supporting a Strong NHS Workforce

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our NHS. Day in and day out, doctors, nurses and support staff deliver world class care for patients in Scotland. Here’s how we’re working to maintain a strong NHS workforce. Record high NHS staff levels The number

First 100 Days of this SNP Government

Delivering progress 100 days on from the formation of this SNP Scottish Government, we have already taken bold steps to build a fairer, greener and more equal Scotland. Our immediate priority has been steering Scotland out of the Covid pandemic, and as Covid still remains

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

Young Scots Work Promise

£70 million investment in youth employment Young people looking to enter the workforce will benefit from £70 million of investment from the Scottish Government. The Young Person’s Guarantee aims to protect people from the economic impact of COVID-19 by offering every 16-24 year old in

Free Bus Travel For Under-22s

Scheme to go live in January 2022 All residents in Scotland under the age of 22 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022. The Scottish Government has confirmed the timetable for the roll out of the scheme, delivered in partnership with

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

£10,000 Bursary for Paramedic Students

Support scheme to be introduced this year. Hundreds of paramedic students in Scotland will receive an annual bursary of  £10,000 as part of a new scheme unveiled today. An estimated 668 students will be eligible for the Paramedic, Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary (PNMSB) for

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

What We’re Doing For Young People

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for young people The SNP is determined that every child, regardless of their circumstances, should get the best start in life. Our ambition is for Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up. We believe