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£15 million mental health funding

Community support for third year of fund to help more projects. Projects to support mental health and address social isolation and loneliness in adults will share a further £15 million this year. The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults, launched in 2021, has now

Minimum Unit Pricing Reducing Alcohol Deaths

Report Estimates Policy has Saved Hundreds of Lives Research estimates that 156 deaths were averted each year following the SNP Scottish Government’s implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP). The study comes from Public Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow. It indicates a 13.4% reduction

Record Pay Offer to NHS Agenda for Change Staff

£568 million for Pay Deal in 2023/24 Healthcare staff across Scotland have been offered the largest pay package in the history of the NHS, with a £568 million increase in investment. 160,000 NHS Agenda for Change staff – including nurses, midwives, paramedics, allied health professionals,

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