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Caring For Those Who Care For Us

Wellbeing support for staff in health and social care. The Scottish Government is asking what types of wellbeing support health and social care staff need the most from the recent £300 million announcement of a Winter Support Package. Following the announcement of a further £4

Long COVID Support Fund

£10 million for NHS Boards. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced a new £10 million Long COVID Support Fund to help health boards respond to the condition. The announcement follows Mr Yousaf meeting with a range of healthcare professionals at Eastwood Health and Care Centre

How we’re Supporting a Strong NHS Workforce

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our NHS. Day in and day out, doctors, nurses and support staff deliver world class care for patients in Scotland. Here’s how we’re working to maintain a strong NHS workforce. Record high NHS staff levels The number

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

First 100 Days of this SNP Government

Delivering progress 100 days on from the formation of this SNP Scottish Government, we have already taken bold steps to build a fairer, greener and more equal Scotland. Our immediate priority has been steering Scotland out of the Covid pandemic, and as Covid still remains

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

Women’s Health Plan

Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health Bold plans to improve health and reduce inequalities for women in Scotland have been published today by the Scottish Government. Scotland is the first country in the UK to have a Women’s Health Plan, which outlines ambitious improvement and change

£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

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

Social Care Personal Assistants To Receive £500 Payment

Dedicated portal to reach last group of social care workers.  A special online portal has been launched for more than 10,000 Personal Assistants across Scotland to ensure they receive a £500 thank-you payment. The Personal Assistant workforce are employed directly by disabled people, for whom