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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 help the NHS and social care services recover from Covid.

NHS Recovery

In the first 100 days, to help our NHS and care services recover, a re-elected SNP government will:

  • Implement a 4% average pay rise for NHS workers – subject to agreement with the workforce – including full back pay.
  • Publish an NHS Recovery plan to meet our ambition of increasing inpatient, day case, and outpatient activity by 10%.
  • Open three fast track cancer diagnostic centres in Ayrshire & Arran, Fife, and Dumfries & Galloway.

The National Care Service

The National Care Service will require legislation to set it up. In the first 100 days we will:

  • Start formal consultation on the legislation with a view to introducing it in the first year of
    the Parliament.
  • Establish a social covenant steering group, including those who use our care services, to ensure the new service is designed around the needs of care users and supports the needs of care workers.

A Fairer Future

The inequality exposed by the pandemic must be addressed. In our first 100 days we will:

  • Remove dental charges for care leavers as the first step towards ending all dental charges.
  • Take steps to make parking permanently free at all NHS PFI hospital car parks.
  • Publish the recommendations of the Women’s Health taskforce and produce a Women’s Health Implementation plan.
  • Introduce a Bill to reimburse the cost of private mesh removal surgery carried out in the past.
  • Establish the Young Patients Family Fund to support families visiting children who are receiving inpatient care.
  • Continue support for the roll-out of Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT).


Read the full plan for the first 100 days of a re-elected SNP government: