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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

Ten Achievements in Government in 2022

Increasing the Scottish Child Payment by 150% To help in our national mission of tackling inequality and eradicating child poverty, we have launched the Scottish Child Payment – the most ambitious anti-poverty measure anywhere in the UK, labelled “game-changing” by campaigners. This year, in the

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

NHS Staff Offered Record High Pay Rise

Average Uplift of 7.5% is Highest Offer in the UK A ‘best and final offer’ has been made to NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) workers following pay negotiations with trade unions and employers. The record high pay offer, the best in the UK, will ensure

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

Expanding Scotland’s Medical Workforce

Investment to create 152 extra doctor training places The biggest ever expansion of medical training posts will see 152 additional places created for trainee doctors in 2023. The Scottish Government will provide £37 million over the next four years to help meet the challenges facing

Scotland Is World’s First Daily Mile Nation

Key target to involve all 32 local authorities is met Scottish children have stepped their way into the history books as the country is confirmed as the world’s first Daily Mile Nation. Around 187,000 school children in all of Scotland’s local authority areas are getting