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Record £19 billion for Health and Social Care

Supporting fair pay and sustainable services Health and Social Care services will receive the highest ever budget settlement over the next year, paving the way for sustainable public services in Scotland. The £19 billion package will help tackle the immediate pressures caused by the pandemic

Second Boosters for At-Risk Groups

Spring dose to boost protection. Second booster jabs will be offered to those aged 75 and over and those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease following the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf We know that

Placements Help Pandemic Response

Around 12,000 students support healthcare delivery. Around 12,000 students will assist in the safe delivery of health and social care as services continue to respond to the pandemic. More than 3,000 nursing and midwifery students are heading out on placements this month. A further 7,000

Vaccination Vital as Omicron Remains a Threat

People urged to get boosted as soon as possible. Anyone who has not yet received their booster or third dose is being urged to come forward now, to give the best possible protection against the Omicron variant. That includes anyone who was unable to attend

Call to get Booster in Last Week of the Year

Four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ With just four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ all remaining over-18s are being urged to come along for their COVID-19 booster. Latest published figures show 73.5% of eligible adults aged 18 and above

Health Secretary Festive Message to Workforce

Heartfelt gratitude to health, social care and social work staff. As Scotland faces one of its most challenging Winters, Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has praised the continued courage, commitment and professionalism of our health, social care and social work staff. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf

Advice on Visiting Care Homes and Hospitals

Visits to people in hospital and care homes to continue with additional measures of protection. Visitors to hospitals and adult care homes are being asked to take an LFD test before every visit under new guidelines Adult care homes and hospitals should continue to support

Steps To Accelerate Booster Programme

Online portal extended and changes to flu delivery A range of measures are being introduced to speed up the COVID-19 booster programme, and give protection against the spreading Omicron variant. The online booking portal will be open to everyone aged 18-29 from 10am tomorrow, allowing

Vaccine Boosters Available to Over 30s

Advance booking facility opened up to 30-39 year olds. All 30-39 year olds will be able to book their appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine booster from today through the NHS Inform website. Appointments must be booked at least 12 weeks after a second dose however

Record £18 billion for Health and Social Care

Budget focus on pandemic recovery. Scotland’s Budget is providing record funding to health and social care, including £12.9 billion for health boards to support patient services and ensure frontline funding increases by at least £2.5 billion by 2026-27. This will be part of a total