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A healthier Scotland: 10 facts about our NHS under the SNP

Delivering Progress Despite Pressures We all rely on our NHS – that’s why we’re working to ensure it properly recovers from the pandemic to be fit for the future. Under the SNP, health funding and NHS staffing are at a record high – and we’ve

A Social Contract with Scotland

Final stage of 2023-24 Budget Bill A Scottish Budget which goes further to support the vulnerable and deliver greater benefits than provided in the rest of the UK will be voted on in Parliament today, Tuesday 21st February. Ahead of the final debate and vote

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

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

Record Medical Training Posts Filled

Highest Numbers Since Records Began More medical training posts have been filled in 2022 than at any other year since records began in 2013. Latest recruitment figures show 1,073 posts for doctors in training were filled successfully – 93% of the 1,155 advertised. The majority

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

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

Mental Health Staffing Boost

Over 950 Additional Frontline Workers Recruited A commitment to recruit an additional 800 mental health staff to frontline roles across Scotland has been exceeded. Figures published today, 12th July, show that 958 whole time equivalent mental health workers have been recruited for deployment to hospitals,

Ending Long Waits for Planned Care

New National Targets Set Out Ambitious new targets have been set out for NHS Scotland to address the impact of the pandemic on long waiting times for planned care. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf announced that NHS Scotland will aim to eradicate waits of more than