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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

Opening of Mother and Child Recovery House

Dundee facility the first of two run by children’s charity Aberlour. A national residential rehabilitation service designed to support women and their children through recovery has been officially opened in Dundee. Cowan Grove, which was developed in partnership with Hillcrest Homes, admitted its first residents

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

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

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

Here’s How the Tories Threaten our NHS

In an independent Scotland, we can be certain Westminster governments will not be able to threaten our NHS. That threat is real and growing. Tory threat of privatisation in post-Brexit trade deals After dragging Scotland out of the EU against our will, Rishi Sunak and

Scotland Is World’s First Daily Mile Nation

Key target to involve all 32 local authorities is met Scottish children have stepped their way into the history books as the country is confirmed as the world’s first Daily Mile Nation. Around 187,000 school children in all of Scotland’s local authority areas are getting

Record Recruitment to Ambulance Service

More Than 500 Joined Since 2021 Recruitment to Scotland’s ambulance service has hit a record high, helping to boost the service this winter. A record 540 paramedics, ambulance drivers, call handlers and clinicians have been employed in the last year. This is driven by a

Public Views on Adding Calories to Menus

Healthier options when eating out. The public is being invited to have its say on plans to add the number of calories to menus in the out of home food sector including cafes, restaurants and takeaways. Mandatory calorie labelling is part of action to address

Dental Services for All

Revised Arrangements to Reward Seeing More NHS Patients Revised payment arrangements for NHS dentists will be linked more closely to the number of patients they see, under changes being introduced in April. The revised arrangements will help ensure patients are able to access NHS services,