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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,

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

£856.5m for NHS Tayside in Scottish Budget

Record Health Investment to Benefit Angus The Scottish Government’s 2022-23 Budget will see record investment in Scotland’s NHS, including £856.5 million for NHS Tayside – up £36.6 million on last year’s funding for the health board. The Budget confirmed £18 billion for Health and Social

More Measures to Improve A&E Wait Times

Further £10m Winter Funding for NHS An additional £10 million is going to health boards across Scotland to bring in a range of measures to get A&E patients to the right care as quickly as possible. This includes deploying physiotherapists and occupational therapists at A&E

Additional Funding to Tackle COVID

£482 Million for Pandemic Costs The Scottish Government is allocating a further £482 million to NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to meet costs of the pandemic and remobilising health services. This includes funding for Test and Protect and to support the progress of the vaccination

Delivering the Right Care in the Right Setting

£10m to Avoid Hospital Stays & Prevent Delayed Discharge The Scottish Government is investing an additional £10 million to help patients avoid a hospital stay wherever possible – and to prevent delayed discharge for inpatients. This is part of a range of actions included in

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

Women’s Health Plan

Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health Bold plans to improve health and reduce inequalities for women in Scotland have been published today by the Scottish Government. Scotland is the first country in the UK to have a Women’s Health Plan, which outlines ambitious improvement and change

£12m to Health Boards for Emergency Care

Supporting the NHS The Scottish Government has released £12 million in additional funding to health boards across Scotland to support non-COVID emergency care. This immediate action will help put measures in place to reduce waiting times for urgent or emergency treatment, with a focus on