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£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

£20m for Advanced Tech to Treat Cancer

Surgical Robots for NHS Scotland An investment of around £20 million in 10 surgical robots will result in less invasive procedures and boost hospital capacity across Scotland. The Scottish Government investment will take the total number of this type of surgical robot across the country

Free NHS Dental Care for Young People

600,000 to Benefit From Extension of Free Care New measures to provide free NHS dental care for all young people aged 18 to 25 (inclusive) have been introduced at the Scottish Parliament. Graeme welcomed the move as showing “the strength of the Scottish Government’s commitment

First Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres Go Live

New Services to Help Find Cancer Sooner A new initiative to speed up cancer diagnosis and provide GPs with an alternative route to urgently refer patients has been launched. Three Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres (ECDC), within existing NHS facilities, will help to pick up cancer

Remobilising NHS Dentists

£5m to Help Meet Safety Standards, See More Patients Additional funding of up to £5 million is available to NHS dentists to help remobilise services as Scotland recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding will help NHS dental practices to purchase, renew or upgrade

Funds Open for Drugs Services

Graeme Encourages Applications for Share of £18m Graeme has encouraged Angus organisations on the frontline of the drugs emergency to apply for new funding announced by the Scottish Government. Four separate funds to support improvements to drugs services – worth a total of £18 million

Supporting Our NHS & Care Services

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

What We’re Doing For Women

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for women The SNP has a proud record of fighting for gender equality while in government. From action on equal pay, support for women returning to the work place, the first gender-balanced Cabinet in the UK and taking action to

Equal Access to Medicine

Delivering for Scotland #10: Free Prescriptions It is the SNP’s firm belief that healthcare should be free at the point of access for everyone. Moreover, it is critical that people with long-term and/or complex conditions do not face a greater financial burden. When the NHS

Better IVF Provision

Delivering for Scotland #23: IVF Expansion The SNP believes in IVF on the NHS. The SNP Scottish Government recognised that the right thing to do was for Scotland to go further in its provision. The SNP has expanded IVF to more families since 2017. It