Browse By

Tag Archives: humza yousaf

Almost 300 Extra Ambulance Staff Being Recruited

Additional service resources after £20 million investment Almost 300 additional ambulance service staff are being recruited through a £20 million Scottish Government funding injection made over last year and this year as the NHS continues to remobilise. The latest recruitment tranche unveiled today will see

NHS Recovery Plan

More than £1 billion to improve care and tackle backlog The Scottish Government has published its NHS Recovery Plan, committing more than £1 billion of targeted investment for the recovery and renewal of Scotland’s health service. It sets out key actions for the next five

Hospital PFI Car Parks in Dundee and Glasgow Bought Out

Parking Charges at Ninewells Hospital Removed Permanently Hospital parking charges are set to end permanently in Scotland after agreements were reached to buy out two car parks in Glasgow and Dundee operated through PFI (private finance initiative) schemes. Negotiations are also progressing to take over the

First Steps Towards a National Care Service

‘Real life experts’ to help focus on what really matters to people receiving social care. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf and Minister for Social Care Kevin Stewart have welcomed the first meeting of a Social Covenant Steering Group, set up to help guide the development of

More Staff to Bolster Test and Protect

Scotland’s Test and Protect contact tracing system will see its workforce bolstered with the deployment of additional staff over the coming week to help address a rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf  said recent changes to the system are helping its

£10,000 Bursary for Paramedic Students

Support scheme to be introduced this year. Hundreds of paramedic students in Scotland will receive an annual bursary of  £10,000 as part of a new scheme unveiled today. An estimated 668 students will be eligible for the Paramedic, Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary (PNMSB) for

Bringing Forward Second Doses

Earlier slots for over-40s to help combat Delta variant. People over 40 whose second coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointment is scheduled more than eight weeks after their first are being encouraged to seek an earlier slot. It follows recent advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination

How Are We Tackling Violence Against Women?

Delivering for Scotland #52: Domestic Abuse Act Violence against women is a fundamental violation of human rights. We have implementing ‘Equally Safe’, Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed up with record levels of funding. We have