Health improvement

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  1. World’s first online HIV prevention service

    Pilot clinic to be developed.

  2. Ending HIV transmission in Scotland by 2030

    The HIV transmission elimination proposal has been developed by Professor Rak Nandwani and an expert group made up of clinicians, academia and third sector partners. The proposal contains 22 recommendations to ensure progress is made to meet our goal of zero transmissions in Scotland by 2030.

  3. Boost for long COVID support advice line

    Help for those with longer-term symptoms.

  4. Acute Oncology Service (AOS) in NHS Scotland: principles

    Lays out the agreed key principles that underpin an effective Acute Oncology Service (AOS) in NHS Scotland and outlines the clinical standards and proposed outcome measures against which services can be developed and monitored.

  5. Wellbeing economy toolkit for local authorities

    Roadmap to fair, green prosperity for communities and regions.

  6. Interim report shows value of Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services

    Hundreds of patients receive earlier referral.

  7. Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Scottish Government: operating framework

    Sets out how we will work with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, including roles and responsibilities.

  8. Further action to reduce alcohol-related harm

    Consultation launched on plans to restrict advertising.

  9. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation - easy read

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  10. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  11. Cancer strategy: consultation analysis

    Responses to our consultation on a new cancer strategy which sought views on areas to prioritise in relation to cancer prevention, management and care. Responses were analysed in order to provide a transparent evidence base to the government.

  12. Innovative health technology helping patients

    More than 5,000 procedures performed.

  13. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of the responses to our public consultation to inform the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care, due for publication in early 2023.

  14. Care in the Digital Age: delivery plan 2022 to 2023

    The national delivery plan describes activities supporting Health Boards, HSCPs, local authorities, primary care, social care, social work, and care providers to offer new or improved services, whether through improved systems and infrastructure, or access to digital services.

  15. Video consultation scheme for patients rolled out to community hubs

    Up to 40,000 consultations taking place every month.

  16. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2022

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  17. Scotland is world’s first Daily Mile Nation

    Key target to involve all 32 local authorities is met.

  18. Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board newsletter: October 2022

    Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board (JDB) newsletter (fifth edition) October 2022.

  19. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation analysis

    An analysis report of the responses received to the consultation on a health and social care strategy for older people held in 2022.

  20. Social care inspection: consultation – themes and questions - easy read

    We are calling for evidence to support the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) of social care support which will also include a range of in person and virtual stakeholder events. This easy read guide provides more information about the themes and questions in the consultation.

  21. Social care inspection: suggested event dates – easy read

    We are supporting the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) of social care support by launching a call for evidence and a range of in person and virtual stakeholder events. This easy read guide provides more information and will help find out what people think about the dates of these events.

  22. Winter vaccines for remaining priority groups

    Extended to over-50s with no underlying health conditions.

  23. More than 1.3 million winter vaccines delivered

    Most vulnerable protected against COVID-19 and flu.

  24. Helping detect cancer earlier

    Rapid Diagnostic Services to be established in a further two areas.

  25. Preparing the NHS for Winter

    More than £600 million to support services.

  26. Number of hospital operations increases

    More procedures carried out by NHS.

  27. A new story for Dementia

    Voices of people with dementia, their families and carers to shape new strategy.

  28. No One Left Behind: equality impact assessment - update summary

    No One Left Behind is our approach to transforming employment support in Scotland. It aims to deliver a system that is more tailored and responsive to the needs of people of all ages, especially those who are disadvantaged in the labour market.

  29. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA)for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  30. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy - Creating Hope Together - 2022 to 2025.

  31. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention action plan 2022 to 2025: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan - Creating Hope Together - 2022-2025.

  32. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy covering the period from 2022 to 2032.

  33. Scottish Donation and Transplant Group (SDTG) - Note of 31 March 2022 Meeting

    Minutes of the Scottish Donation and Transplant Group Meeting - 31 March 2022

  34. Scottish Donation and Transplant Group (SDTG) - Written Updates for 18 August 2022 Meeting

    Written updates presented at the 18 August 2022 Scottish Donation and Transplant Group Meeting

  35. Vaping products - tightening rules on advertising and promoting: consultation analysis

    EKOS was commissioned to undertake an independent analysis of responses to tightening rules on advertising and vaping products. The report presents the findings from the public consultation and explains the methodology that was used to analyse responses.

  36. Innovative cancer programme extended

    Patients report quicker and easier treatment.

  37. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2022

    Details how we will deliver our priorities over the lifetime of the National Islands Plan. It identifies the methods to monitor progress towards fulfilling the many commitments in the Plan and sets out timescales for delivery of our work.

  38. Social care support services: Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation: easy read

    Details of the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) across social care support services, including details of who will Chair the Review and what the review aims to do.

  39. National Care Service - Lived Experience Experts Panel and Stakeholder Register: privacy notice - easy read

    Easy read version of a privacy notice, explaining how we will use and protect your data in the Lived Experience Experts Panel and National Care Service Stakeholder Register.

  40. Getting involved in designing the National Care Service (easy read)

    Easy read description of how to get involved in the Lived Experience Experts Panel and National Care Service Stakeholder Register.

  41. People in prison's health needs: easy read version

    This report looks at findings from four studies on the health needs of Scotland's prison population. It covers physical health, mental health, substance use and social care needs.

  42. Prison population health needs: synthesis report

    This report highlights common themes and recommendations from four health needs assessments of Scotland's prison population. The assessments cover physical health, mental health, social care and substance use related needs.

  43. Prison population: substance use and wider support needs

    Research into the substance use support needs of people in prison. One of four studies on the health needs of Scotland's prison population.

  44. Prison population: mental health needs

    Research into mental health issues experienced by people in prison. One of four studies on the health needs of Scotland's prison population.

  45. Rent freeze focus of Programme for Government

    Ministers act to protect people in cost crisis.

  46. Winter vaccines programme begins

    More than two million people will be offered appointments.

  47. Artificial intelligence strategy: trustworthy, ethical and inclusive

    Our artificial intelligence (AI) strategy sets out a vision for AI in Scotland, the principles that will guide us, and the actions we’ll take to develop and strengthen our AI ecosystem over the next five years.

  48. NHS Scotland climate emergency and sustainability strategy: 2022-2026

    This document sets out plans for NHS Scotland to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and impact on the environment, adapt to climate change and to better contribute to the United Nation sustainable development goals. It has been developed by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland Assure.

  49. Scotland’s winter vaccination programme gets underway

    Latest step in fight against COVID-19.

  50. Scotland at Expo 2020 Dubai: evaluation report

    An evaluation report detailing the work undertaken in developing and delivering Scotland's programme of activity and engagement at the EXPO 2020 Dubai between October 2021 and March 2022, highlighting outcomes achieved and recommendations to support participation at future World Expo events.

  51. Improving cancer waiting times

    £10 million allocated to speed up cancer services.

  52. The Strategy for Our Veterans - taking the strategy forward in Scotland: refreshed action plan

    Refreshed action plan detailing how we intend to continue to take forward the Strategy for Our Veterans in Scotland.

  53. Scottish allied health professions public health strategic framework implementation plan: 2022 to 2027

    In 2019, the first UK wide Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Public Health Strategic Framework 2019-2024 was published by all four nations, intended to help AHPs and partners to further develop their role in public health. Thereafter, each nation agreed to develop their own implementation plan.

  54. Supporting the Commonwealth Games

    Cabinet Secretary looks ahead to major cycling event in Scotland.

  55. Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: guidance for Adult Protection Committees

    Revised guidance to reflect the developments in policy, practice and legislation both in the overall context of adult support and protection and in day-to-day activity. It provides information and detail to support practical application of the 2007 Act for Adult Protection Committees.

  56. Primary care services - mental health and wellbeing: resources

    Resource developed to support staff working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in mental health and wellbeing in primary care service. It provides a directory of additional sources of help and support to help all staff.

  57. Pain management - service delivery framework: implementation plan

    The implementation plan (2022) sets out our priorities and the actions we will take to reduce the impact of chronic pain on quality of life and wellbeing and improve information, care and services for people in Scotland.

  58. Pain management - service delivery framework: consultation analysis

    This summary presents key findings from the independent analysis of responses to our consultation on the framework for pain management service delivery which ran from 6 December 2021 to 28 February 2022.

  59. Women's Health Plan: implementation plan - year one

    This plan will assist the Women's Health Plan Implementation Programme Board to monitor progress with a particular focus on deliverables for year one, which are due to be achieved by September 2022.

  60. Urgent care services - Near Me in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's flow navigation centre: good practice example

    The redesign of urgent care programme in partnership with the National Technology Enabled Care Programme and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have developed this good practice example for the delivery of Near Me video consultations as part of urgent care services.

  61. Autumn/Winter COVID-19 booster programme

    Additional doses will be given in Scotland from September.

  62. Neurological care and support - framework for action 2020-2025: midpoint progress report

    The midpoint progress report marks the halfway point in the 5 year framework. It highlights key achievements, challenges and future priorities for improving neurology services as we continue to implement the framework.

  63. Urology hub bringing down waiting lists

    Redesigned service is part of £70 million recovery plan.

  64. COVID-19 Children and Families Collective Leadership Group - short-life group on under-18s in custody: report

    The Covid-19 Children and Families Collective Leadership Group (CLG) set up a short-life group to deliver improvements in the experience and reduce the number of under-18s in custody. This is the sub-group's report and recommendations.

  65. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures regulation: consultation analysis - final report

    Independent analysis of the responses to our consultation on the regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, which ran in 2020.

  66. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome NICE guideline: stakeholder review

    An independently-produced stakeholder review of the NICE guideline on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). It makes recommendations regarding the implementation of the guideline in Scotland, and identifying and addressing priorities for service improvement in ME/CFS care.

  67. Restricting promotions of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt: consultation

    The consultation closes on 23 September 2022. If you are unable to respond by then, please contact us and complete and send the respondent information form (see supporting documents) to dietpolicy@gov.scot. Responses received up to 30 September will be accepted and included in the analysis of this consultation.

  68. Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland: research

    Building on the "Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review" (December 2021), SRUC were commissioned to undertake the research project, “Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland”.

  69. My Health, My Care, My Home - healthcare framework for adults living in care homes

    Framework providing a series of recommendations that aims to transform the healthcare for people living in care homes.

  70. My Health, My Care, My Home - healthcare framework for adults living in care homes: summary

    Framework providing a series of recommendations that aims to transform the healthcare for people living in care homes.

  71. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  72. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  73. Universal Health Visiting Pathway evaluation: phase 1 report - routine data analysis - implementation and delivery

    The Universal Health Visiting Pathway was introduced in Scotland in 2015 to refocus the approach to health visiting in Scotland. This is the final report of four that provides findings about the implementation and delivery of the pathway as part of the national evaluation of Health Visiting.

  74. National Care Service - health and demographic profile: evidence

    Provides an overview of Scotland’s health and demographic profile and population projections. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  75. Rehabilitation and recovery: a person-centred approach

    This paper presents the Once for Scotland approach to rehabilitation in a post-COVID era that is based on six principles of good rehabilitation. It aims to support individuals to live well with long-term conditions and ensure they can access rehabilitation that is personalised and outcome-focused.

  76. Spring booster dose reminder

    Eligible groups urged to come forward before the end of June.  

  77. Transvaginal Mesh Removal Reimbursement Scheme 2022

    Reimbursement Scheme Document

  78. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  79. Safer sleep for babies: guide for professionals

    New Scottish Government and NHS Safer Sleep for Babies resources developed in partnership with the Lullaby Trust, UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and BASIS the Baby Sleep Information Source based at Durham University.

  80. Safer sleep for babies: guide for parents and carers

    New Scottish Government and NHS Safer Sleep for Babies resources developed in partnership with the Lullaby Trust, UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and BASIS the Baby Sleep Information Source based at Durham University.

  81. Safer sleep for babies: quick reference card

    New Scottish Government and NHS Safer Sleep for Babies resources developed in partnership with the Lullaby Trust, UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and BASIS the Baby Sleep Information Source based at Durham University.

  82. FIT testing for patients with colorectal symptoms: secondary care guidance

    Secondary care clinical guidance on the use of faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for faecal haemoglobin (f-Hb) in addition to clinical acumen so that investigation of patients with colorectal symptoms can be targeted to those with the highest risk of colorectal.

  83. FIT testing for patients with colorectal symptoms: primary care guidance

    Primary care clinical guidance on the use of faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for faecal haemoglobin (f-Hb) in addition to clinical acumen so that investigation of patients with colorectal symptoms can be targeted to those with the highest risk of colorectal.

  84. Dementia advisory panel

    Policy to be shaped by people living with dementia.

  85. Modernising breast screening services

    Review of breast screening programme published.

  86. Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar or salt: economic modelling – final report

    This project modelled the impact of restricting in-premise all price promotions of discretionary foods on sales and on total calories purchased.

  87. Annual health checks

    Funding to support people with learning disabilities.

  88. £3 million awarded to long COVID projects

    Targeted support based on views of patients and clinicians. 

  89. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation - easy read

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  90. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  91. Coronavirus (COVID-19) mental health transition and recovery plan - children and young people's mental health: CRWIA

    This children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) addresses the commitments made in the Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan and encapsulates the work of multiple policy areas which address children and young people’s mental health.

  92. New ‘stay at home’ guidance published

    Changes from 1 May.

  93. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Child Migrant Trust amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Child Migrant Trust, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  94. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  95. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Troubles related incident Victims' Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Troubles related incident Victims’ Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  96. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  97. Citizens' Jury on QCovid: Report on the jury's conclusions and key findings

    Ipsos Scotland was commissioned to conduct a Citizens' Jury exploring views on QCovid®. QCovid® is a risk model developed to identify people at the highest risk of death or a poor outcome should they catch Covid-19. This report documents the Citizens' Jury process and findings.

  98. Unscheduled care - professional to professional decision support: guidance

    This best practice guidance will help effective clinical communication and support shared decision making, with the aim of accessing alternatives to hospital attendance or admission where appropriate and safe to do so.

  99. £1 million to support people with neurological conditions

    Migraine Trust among projects benefiting from investment.

  100. Carrick Glen hospital bought by NHS Ayrshire & Arran

    Facility to become new National Treatment Centre.

  101. Town centre action plan review: joint Scottish Government and COSLA response

    Joint response from SG and COSLA to the New Future for Scotland's Town Centres report. Sets out some of the ways in which we can all seek to do our part, locally and nationally, in rebuilding, reenergising and reimagining our towns to meet our place and country ambitions.

  102. New cancer strategy: consultation

    We have started developing a new cancer strategy for Scotland and want to seek wide ranging views on what should be prioritised as we recover from the pandemic and beyond. The consultation will be live from 12 April 2022 until 7 June 2022, this document has been developed to support responses.

  103. Public views on adding calories to menus

    Healthier options when eating out.

  104. Out of home sector - mandatory calorie labelling: consultation

    The public is being invited to have their say on plans to add the number of calories to menus in the out of home food sector including cafes, restaurants and takeaways.

  105. Preparing for future pandemics

    Chair appointed to committee.

  106. Coronavirus (COVID-19) higher education, further education and community learning and development: wider harms

    This paper considers the indirect, wider harms of the pandemic on students, learners and staff within the Further Education, Higher Education and Community Learning and Development sectors from the perspective of stakeholders and drawing on the findings or relevant reports relating to these sectors.

  107. Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS): information

    This leaflet provides information on how to Self-refer to a Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS). It provides information on accessing healthcare through NHS Scotland for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

  108. Information Governance review: executive summary

    The Information Governance (IG) Review report, of which this is the executive summary, describes the current information governance (IG) landscape across health and care in Scotland, and make a series of evidenced-based recommendations for the improvement of Information Governance.

  109. Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS): easy read

    This leaflet provides information on how to self-refer to a Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS) in an easy read format. It provides information on accessing healthcare through NHS Scotland for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

  110. Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme: statutory guidance

    Statutory guidance for the operation of the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme for local authorities and participating (registered) day care settings.

  111. Support for Ukrainians in Scotland

    Access to healthcare and social security benefits.

  112. Scotland's Open Government action plan: 2021 to 2025

    Scotland’s third national action plan as a member of the Open Government Partnership.

  113. Strokes: progressive stroke pathway

    The progressive stroke pathway, produced by the National Advisory Committee for Stroke (NACS), sets out a vision of what progressive stroke care in Scotland should comprise.

  114. A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  115. Coronavirus (COVID-19) supporting Gypsy/Travellers: framework for local authorities

    This framework, created jointly with COSLA, is for local authorities and partners supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities whilst Scotland transitions to living with COVID-19. This framework replaces all previous versions.

  116. Good Food Nation - programme of measures: interim update 2022

    A report on the progress made on Scotland's Good Food Nation ambitions.

  117. Primary Care Health Inequalities Short-Life Working Group: report

    This report identifies recommendations to maximise primary care’s significant potential to tackle health inequalities and inequity across Scotland’s communities. The accompanying “Chance to Change Scotland” report also provides lived experience perspectives on the issues addressed in this report.

  118. Chair appointed to audiology review group

    Professor Jacqueline Taylor to take up role.

  119. Prohibition of Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2022: CRWIA

    Child rights and wellbeing screening sheet (CRWIA) pre-screening document for The Prohibition of Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2022. This summarises the policy intent and decision to not carry out a full impact assessment.

  120. Prohibition of Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2022: SEA pre-screening notification

    Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) pre-screening document for The Prohibition of Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2022. This summarises the policy intent and decision to not carry out a full impact assessment.

  121. Prohibition of Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2022: EQIA

    The results of the equality impact assessment ( EQIA) for The Prohibition of Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2022. This summarises the policy intent, the key findings and recommendations

  122. Adult support and protection - code of practice and guidance: consultation analysis - summary report

    This report summarises the feedback received during our consultation on proposed updates to the code of practice and Adult Protection Committees (APC) guidance.

  123. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation

    Consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  124. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  125. New Bairns’ Hoose appointment

    Post will drive improvements for children.

  126. Spring rollout of boosters begins

    At-risk groups to be offered further dose.  

  127. National autism post-diagnostic support service - pilot programme: evaluation - easy read

    Easy read version of the independent evaluation of National Post Diagnostic Support pilot programme from December 2020.

  128. National autism post-diagnostic support service - pilot programme: evaluation

    An independent evaluation of national post diagnostic support pilot programme which began in December 2020.

  129. Dental services for all

    Revised arrangements will reward dentists for seeing more NHS patients.

  130. National radiotherapy plan

    We are committed to providing a world class radiotherapy service. This plan sets out our ambition to provide equitable, timely access across NHS Scotland to safe, efficient and effective, person-centred radiotherapy services.

  131. National Radiotherapy Plan for Scotland

    £1.5 million for specialised radiotherapy services.

  132. Health inequalities statistics released

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  133. Long-term monitoring of health inequalities: March 2022 report

    Annual update of the long-term monitoring of health inequalities headline indicators.

  134. Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal recommendations: Scottish Government response

    This paper details the final agreed recommendations from the Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal as amended following the consultation.

  135. Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal: consultation analysis

    Consultation analysis of recommendations from Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal.

  136. “Unsung heroes” of COVID-19 response

    National volunteering hub oversees 7,000 shifts in first year

  137. Type 2 Diabetes - framework for prevention, early detection and intervention: evaluation

    Findings of a qualitative process evaluation of the implementation of the framework for the Prevention, Early Detection and Intervention of Type 2 Diabetes in three early adopter areas.

  138. Living safely with Covid

    Scotland’s updated Strategic Framework published.

  139. Second boosters for at-risk groups

    Spring dose to boost protection.

  140. Coming Home Implementation report

    Improving care for people with complex needs and learning disabilities.

  141. National Care Service: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on a National Care Service

  142. National Care Service: consultation analysis

    Analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on a National Care Service.

  143. Supporting access to COVID-19 vaccines in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia

    £1.5 million in Scottish Government funds for UNICEF.

  144. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  145. More funding to improve patient services

    £82.6m to help deal with winter pressures on GP practices.

  146. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine inclusion: vaccination programme - phase one

    An overview of the inclusive approach adopted during the first stage of the COVID-19 vaccinations programme (December 2020 - September 2021). This includes examples of health board approaches and activities delivered in collaboration with stakeholders, and national programme activity and support.

  147. Help for people living with dementia

    Extra £1 million will help people shape the services they need.

  148. 15 million milestone reached for Coronavirus tests

    Scottish NHS hubs help bolster capacity.

  149. Flu vaccination programme success

    Huge uptake across the country.

  150. Booster jab reminder

    Scheduled appointments being sent to 18-59 year olds.

  151. Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021: child rights and welfare impact assessment

    This is an update of the Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA), which was published in 2019 to accompany the introduction of the Bill for the Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021 (the “FMS Act”).

  152. Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021: equality impact assessment

    This Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) supplements the summary originally published for the introduction of the Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill in November 2019.

  153. Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021: island communities impact assessment

    This is an updated version of the Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) which was published in 2019 to accompany the introduction of the Bill for the Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021 (the “FMS Act”).

  154. Next steps in hearing services review

    National review group to be created.

  155. Mobile operating theatre for Orkney and Shetland

    £2.3 million to support elective procedures.

  156. Restrictions eased for care home residents

    Isolation periods reduced and removed.

  157. Vaccinations for youngsters with specific medical conditions

    Invitations being sent from this week.

  158. Primary care mental health models in Scotland

    This paper informed the Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommendations, providing examples and success factors, of various Mental Health models that are in place across Health Boards in Scotland.

  159. Short Life Working Group for Mental Health in Primary Care: report

    The Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommended the establishment of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services within areas served by a group of GP practices, providing assessment, advice and support for people who require a mental health or a wellbeing response.

  160. Mental health and wellbeing in primary care services: planning guidance

    This guidance has been developed by the Mental Health in Primary Care Development Group and will support local planning and implementation of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services, within an area served by a group of GP practices.

  161. Increasing mental health support in GP practices

    Funding to reach £40 million a year.

  162. Vaccination vital as Omicron remains a threat

    People urged to get boosted as soon as possible.

  163. Self-Isolation and testing changes

    Updated Covid-19 guidance.

  164. Helping those living with chronic pain

    Additional funding for pain management care.

  165. COVID vaccine for 12-15 year olds

    Bringing forward second dose for young people.

  166. One jab every second as Scotland boosts by the bells

    Rapid roll-out of vaccinations.

  167. Action to focus Test and Protect on those at highest risk

    Priority given to essential workers and those most at risk.

  168. COVID-19 cases on 28 December 2021

    Breakdown of daily figures over the festive break.

  169. Mental health over the festive season

    Support available for those who may be struggling.

  170. Testing will continue through the holiday period

    Sites to remain open every day.

  171. Nightclubs to close

    Closure to be reviewed in three weeks and follows consultation with sector.

  172. Further measures needed to reduce contacts

    Additional steps to slow spread of dominant Omicron variant will be reviewed after three weeks.

  173. Scotland's autumn and winter vaccination strategy: progress report and accelerated delivery plans - December 2021

    Progress report and accelerated delivery plans in response to the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

  174. Supporting NHS gender identity services

    £9 million to improve gender identity healthcare.

  175. NHS gender identity services: strategic action framework 2022-2024

    A strategic action framework for the improvement of NHS gender identity services from 2022 until 2024.

  176. The Campbell Report: a roadmap to investment for health innovation life sciences and healthtech

    This Working Group brought together a diverse group of professionals from across the life sciences and healthtech ecosystem, and was chaired by Dr Ian Campbell, Chief Business Officer, LifeArc. Their aim was to explore how to attract increased levels of private investment in the sector in Scotland.

  177. Steps to accelerate booster programme

    Online portal extended and changes to flu delivery.

  178. New measures required to slow the spread of Coronavirus

    Additional measures to manage the increased risks of transmission associated with Omicron.

  179. COVID-19 cases caught early by LFD tests

    Evaluation of testing pathways published.

  180. Publication on suspected drug deaths

    Latest figures indicate slight decline.

  181. Vaccine boosters available to over 30s

    Advance booking facility opened up to 30-39 year olds.

  182. Social care staff urged to get booster

    Support available to ensure care workers can get vaccines and boosters.

  183. Record £18 billion for health and social care

    Budget focus on pandemic recovery.

  184. Child health hearing services under review

    Steps taken and Board escalated to improve paediatric audiology services.

  185. Rehabilitation framework self-assessment tool: analysis of responses

    Findings from a self-assessment survey as part of the implementation of the framework for supporting people through recovery and rehabilitation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, completed by rehabilitation services across health and social care in spring 2021.

  186. CMO encourages people to come forward for antiviral trial

    National study will test new COVID-19 treatments.

  187. One year of COVID-19 vaccinations

    More than 27,000 deaths averted in Scotland.

  188. Funding to address childhood obesity

    Projects awarded share of £759,000.

  189. Increase in Omicron cases

    Cases no longer linked to single event.

  190. Patient Safety Commissioner: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on creating a Patient Safety Commissioner role for Scotland, which ran from 5 March to 28 May 2021. The consultation sought the views of the public and other interested parties of what the role should be.

  191. Emergency Department signposting/ redirection guidance

    Best practice guidance for Emergency Departments to ensure people are being seen by the right person in the right place for their healthcare need.

  192. Expanding access to Residential Rehabilitation in Scotland

    Funding released to drugs projects.

  193. New Plan for endoscopy and urology

    £70 million to ensure faster diagnosis.

  194. Endoscopy and urology diagnostic: recovery and renewal plan

    Diagnostic services are a key part of the patient pathway and often the first stage of treatment to ensuring people have access to the right care in the right place, therefore timely and safe diagnosis is a vital step to delivering high-quality patient-centred care.

  195. General Practice support over Winter and beyond

    £30 million will help support more face-to-face appointments.

  196. Booster jab roll-out continues

    Advance booking facility for 40-49 year olds.

  197. Contact tracing workforce safeguarded

    £33.1 million to retain over 500 posts.

  198. Autumn/Winter vaccination milestone

    One and half million third doses and boosters delivered.

  199. Adult support and protection - GP and primary care guidance: consultation analysis

    We consulted on the proposed updating of the Adult Support and Protection guidance for GP and Primary Care Teams between 15 July and 26 August 2021. This report provides further detail from the responses we received.

  200. Negative test becomes part of certification scheme

    Expanded testing needed to keep cases down.

  201. Supporting women’s health

    Temporary contraception available from pharmacies.

  202. Expanding primary care

    £7 million to improve and grow the primary care estate.

  203. Online portal for Autumn/Winter vaccination programme

    Advance booking facility for booster and flu jabs.

  204. Hospitals roll out three-in-one winter virus tests

    £5 million investment to help ease patient congestion.

  205. Vaccine trials

    Move to resolve international travel problems through additional vaccinations.

  206. Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  207. Pharmacies ensuring swift patient care

    More than 2 million consultations with NHS Pharmacy First.

  208. More measures to improve A&E waiting times

    Further £10 million winter funding for NHS.

  209. Increasing vaccination capacity

    Military to support national Autumn/Winter vaccination programme.

  210. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  211. Boosting protection

    Marketing campaign highlights benefits of flu and COVID-19 booster jabs.

  212. Expanding Scotland’s medical workforce

    £32 million for 139 additional trainee doctors.

  213. Roll-out of new diabetes test

    World-leading test to improve diagnosis.

  214. Scotland’s Covid Certificates Accepted by the EU

    Scots must update certification status before travelling abroad.  

  215. Sewage sludge: odour emissions assessment

    This report is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  216. Digital health and care strategy

    Refreshed strategy which sets out how we will work together to improve the care and wellbeing of people in Scotland by making best use of digital technologies in the design and delivery of services, in a way, place and time that works best for them.

  217. Additional funding to tackle COVID-19

    £482 million for pandemic costs.

  218. Delivering the right care in the right setting

    £10 million to avoid hospital stays and prevent delayed discharge.

  219. Flu and COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

    Invitation letters for next eligible groups.

  220. National drive for women and girls in sport

    Sport and Active Living budget doubles to £100m.

  221. Sporting heroes back Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week

    Series of events to increase participation.

  222. NHS Scotland Academy

    £9 million to enhance health workforce.

  223. Update to vaccine certification Apps

    Users and businesses should download green tick updates.

  224. Vaccine certification enforcement gets underway

    Proof of status needed at  higher risk venues.

  225. Cervical screening campaign

    People urged to attend smear test.

  226. Good Food Nation Bill Introduced

    Public bodies to prepare plans making good quality food accessible to all

  227. Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  228. Eyes.Scot website: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Eyes.Scot website, Scotland's new national website for eye care and eye health information.

  229. Vaccine certification scheme introduced

    Proof of status now needed at higher risk venues.

  230. Vaccination programme progression

    Next groups receive invitations as updated strategy is published.

  231. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's autumn/winter vaccination strategy 2021

    Strategy outlining our progress on COVID-19 vaccinations and plans for COVID-19 and seasonal influenza (flu) vaccinations in autumn and winter 2021 to 2022 in Scotland.

  232. Improving ventilation to tackle COVID-19

    New £25 million package targets high risk settings.

  233. Tackling mental health stigma and discrimination

    See Me awarded continued funding.

  234. Vaccination appointments for 12-15 year olds

    Invitations being sent out by letter.

  235. 10 million milestone reached for Coronavirus tests

    Scottish NHS hubs help bolster capacity.

  236. Covid-19 booster vaccinations underway

    Injections to be given alongside flu jab where appropriate.

  237. Record your organ and tissue donation decision

    Six months since opt out system introduced.

  238. World class cancer care

    Five-year strategy for children and young people in Scotland.

  239. Collaborative and Compassionate Cancer Care: cancer strategy for children and young people 2021–2026

    This Managed Service Network (MSN) for Children and Young People with cancer (CYPC) strategy celebrates the achievements to date as well as setting out ambitions for the coming 5 years.

  240. Records check for women excluded from cervical screening programme

    Women’s Health Minister Maree Todd updates Parliament on remedying screening system issues.

  241. Vaccinations for 12 -15 year olds

    Health Secretary accepts CMO advice to proceed.

  242. Second doses offered to all eligible adults

    Missed appointments can be rearranged as programme continues.

  243. Edinburgh Eye Pavilion

    Outline business case agreed.

  244. Plan to make eating out healthier

    Action to help food industry tackle obesity.

  245. Vaccine certification plans approved by Scottish Parliament

    Scheme will come into effect on October 1.

  246. Long COVID Support Fund

    £10 million for NHS Boards.

  247. School flu vaccinations get underway

    Free vaccine extended to secondary school pupils

  248. Record investment to transform Scotland’s NHS

    FM to confirm £2.5 billion increase in spending.

  249. National guidance for child protection committees undertaking learning reviews

    Guidance to support child protection committees to reflect, learn and improve child protection systems and practice when a child or young person dies, is significantly harmed, or was at risk of death or significant harm or where effective practice has prevented harm or risk of harm.

  250. Covid-19 Vaccination certification

    New proposals to keep people safe and prevent closure.

  251. Hospital at Home

    £2.6 million further funding.

  252. Preventing deaths from overdose

    National campaign launched to help save lives.

  253. Funding to enhance football mental wellbeing programme

    Changing Room – Extra Time launched.

  254. Don’t leave the job half done

    Remaining under 40s urged to get their second dose.

  255. NHS Recovery Plan

    More than £1 billion to improve care and tackle backlog.

  256. NHS recovery plan

    The NHS recovery plan sets out key ambitions and actions to be developed and delivered now and over the next 5 years in order to address the backlog in care and meet ongoing healthcare needs for people across Scotland.

  257. Removal of NHS dental charges for all young people

    £7.5 million to support dental sector.

  258. Hospital PFI car parks in Glasgow and Dundee bought out

    Talks at advanced stage to take over Edinburgh facility.

  259. CMO urges pregnant women to get vaccinated

    Vaccination helps protect women and their babies from severe infection.

  260. Women's Health Plan

    Tackling inequalities and improving health.

  261. Women's health plan: easy read

    Easy read version of the women’s health plan.

  262. Women's health plan

    The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

  263. Future pandemic expert group established

    Move will strengthen public health preparations.

  264. Summer offer for children and young people - 'Get Into Summer' programme: equality impact assessment

    This EQIA concerns the £20 million summer offer for children and young people, one of the Scottish Government's 100 Days commitments.

  265. Workplace testing rolled out to boost recovery

    Organisations are urged to sign up.

  266. Expanding access to naloxone

    Consultation on making life-saving drug more widely available.

  267. Free flu vaccine for more people

    Vaccination programme extended.

  268. Vaccines for 16-17 year olds

    Drop-in clinics to start.

  269. Prehabilitation for cancer patients

    £270,000 pilot scheme gives pre-treatment support.

  270. Vaccinations for 16 to 17-year-olds

    Programme extended to more young people.

  271. Reset and Rebuild - sexual health and blood borne virus services: recovery plan

    This plan, coproduced with our NHS and third sector partners, takes stock of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus (SHBBV) services and people that use them, ahead of a more fundamental review of the SHBBV Framework in 2022.

  272. Vaccinations for young people with certain conditions

    Children and young people aged 12-17 from key groups to be offered COVID-19 vaccine.

  273. Drug-related death statistics 2020

    Minister says figures are “heart-breaking”.

  274. Work to reduce drug-related deaths

    East Ayrshire project offers same-day support.

  275. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - experiences of vulnerable children, young people, and parents: research

    This report presents findings from qualitative research conducted with a range of children, young people and parents in vulnerable or seldom heard groups, carried out to explore their lived experiences during and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

  276. Major milestone in vaccination programme

    Scheduled first doses completed for all adults.

  277. Health Secretary visits Tayside drop-in clinic

    First dose phase of vaccination programme nears completion.

  278. Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 - Towards a Better Place for Everyone

    A new air quality strategy to replace Cleaner Air for Scotland - The Road to a Healthier Future, setting out the Scottish Government's air quality policy framework for the next five years and a series of actions to deliver further air quality improvements.

  279. Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: delivery plan

    A plan setting out timelines, milestones and responsible organisations for delivering the actions in Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: towards a better place for everyone.

  280. Mesh removal surgery

    Contracts awarded for option of private surgery.

  281. Supporting the NHS

    £12 million to health boards for emergency care.

  282. Mobile vaccination timetable extended

    More opportunities to get “Jagged in July”.

  283. Test and Protect to prioritise high risk cases

    Greater use of text and digital resources.

  284. NHS Covid-19 funding increased

    £380 million to help Health Boards with pandemic costs.

  285. Drop-in vaccine clinics in every mainland health board

    People urged to get “Jagged in July”.

  286. Improving cancer waiting times

    £10 million investment in cancer care.

  287. Self-registration portal for all over 18s

    Every adult can sign up for a vaccine.

  288. First doses booked in for all adults ahead of schedule

    All over 18s will be scheduled by the end of next week.

  289. Alcohol sales fell to 26-year low in 2020

    Minister welcomes figures but pledges further action

  290. Surgical robots for NHS Scotland

    £20 million for advanced technology to treat cancer.

  291. Free NHS dental care for young people

    600,000 people to benefit from extension of free care.

  292. Fairer assessment for blood donors

    Eligibility for donation updated.

  293. Glasgow Fan Zone

    Test kits to be mailed to fans.

  294. Bringing forward second doses

    Earlier slots for over-40s to help combat Delta variant.

  295. Expanding the national vaccination programme

    Roll-out to include international students.

  296. New services to help find cancer sooner

    Scotland’s first Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres go live

  297. Remobilising NHS dentists

    £5 million to help meet safety standards and see more patients.

  298. Rapid test kits rolled out to pharmacies

    Expansion has vital role to play in tackling pandemic.

  299. Accelerating the vaccination programme

    Military to help increase number of appointments.

  300. NHS Scotland Assure

    New service for healthcare facilities.

  301. New treatment standards for drug users

    Access to support the day it is asked for.

  302. New lung cancer detection campaign

    Get potential symptoms checked early by your GP.

  303. Levels and travel restrictions update

    Moray moves to Level 2, Glasgow remains in Level 3.

  304. Three million people receive first vaccination

    Scotland’s roll-out reaches two thirds of the eligible population.

  305. Regular rapid testing for everyone

    Free lateral flow test kits will be available for anyone without symptoms.

  306. Ending destitution together: strategy

    A strategy to improve support for people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) living in Scotland.

  307. Support for people with neurological conditions

    Over £700,000 allocated to projects around the country.

  308. Steps to increase organ transplants

    Plan sets out key priorities.

  309. Town centre action plan - review report: interim joint response

    Interim joint response from SG and COSLA to the New Future for Scotland's Town Centres report articulates our support for the reports overarching aim to work with our partners and communities to transform the future of our town centres and signals our commitment to work collaboratively in shaping and implementing change locally.

  310. Over £8 million for healthcare students

    Funding to support practical learning.

  311. Cleaner air for Scotland review: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on a draft new air quality strategy for Scotland.

  312. Welfare Advice and Health Partnerships

    Over £3 million for money advice services in GP surgeries.

  313. National Islands Plan through a COVID Lens: survey results

    Summary of key findings after the six main local authorities with islands were invited to consider the impact of the (COVID-19) pandemic on the delivery of National Island Plan commitments and how these should be prioritised going forward.

  314. Vaccination programme reaches two million people

    Vaccines delivered to 44% of Scotland’s eligible population.

  315. Chief Medical Officer - annual report: 2020 to 2021

    This report is focused around five key themes: the health of the nation, delivering personalised care, reducing health inequalities, sustainability of our workforce, and green and sustainable healthcare.

  316. Improving the future of health and social care

    People will have more say in how services are delivered.

  317. Under 60s to begin receiving vaccination invitations

    Vaccine roll-out continues at pace.

  318. Workplace testing expanded

    Routine testing rolled out to high-risk workplaces.

  319. Vaccines delivered to a third of Scotland’s eligible population

    One and a half million people have had their first dose.

  320. Blood plasma supply changes

    Safe use of plasma for life-saving treatment.

  321. Next stage for vaccine programme

    Priority group 6 receive appointments.

  322. Residential rehabilitation provision

    Survey sets out current capacity in Scotland.

  323. Support for dental students

    Bursary available for those who need to repeat a year.

  324. One million people vaccinated

    Milestone reached as programme continues to pick up pace.

  325. Vaccine programme exceeds expectations

    786,427 people have received first dose.

  326. Community testing to begin in Fife

    Next asymptomatic test site to open from Wednesday. 

  327. A New Future for Scotland's Town Centres: easy read

    Easy read version of A New Future for Scotland's Town Centres

  328. A New Future for Scotland's Town Centres

    In June 2020 we launched an independent collaborative review of the progress and scope of the 2013 Town Centre Action Plan. The Review group was asked to build on our town centre first approach and develop a refreshed vision for our towns and the means to achieve it.

  329. Organ and tissue donation law change

    Raising awareness of opt out system.

  330. Vaccine programme moves to next stage

    Mass vaccination centres to open in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

  331. Enhanced support for people in emotional distress

    Local services continue to expand.

  332. Mental health support for health and social care staff

    Frontline workers to get specialist help.

  333. Scottish Health Survey – telephone survey – August/September 2020: technical report

    Presents information on the methodology and fieldwork from the Scottish Health Survey – telephone survey- August September 2020.

  334. Scottish Health Survey – telephone survey – August/September 2020: main report

    Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey – telephone survey- August to September 2020, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

  335. Long-term monitoring of health inequalities: January 2021 report

    Annual update of the long-term monitoring of health inequalities headline indicators.

  336. Vaccination programme update

    Appointments scheduled for next groups on the priority list.

  337. Independent hospitals to support elective care

    Additional capacity to ensure urgent treatment continues.

  338. Expanding community testing for Covid-19

    £3million invested to help suppress transmission.

  339. Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine national roll-out

    Doses to be administered at over 1,000 GP practices and community centres.

  340. Vaccines reach 113,459 people

    Roll-out continues across Scotland.

  341. Fire station testing trial

    Trial underway to increase test access in remote and rural areas.  

  342. Roll-out of Astrazeneca vaccine gets underway

    GPs in Dundee start administering first doses to over-80s.  

  343. Approval for new COVID-19 vaccine

    Green light for Oxford AstraZeneca.

  344. Public urged not to delay test if symptomatic

    Testing centres open as normal over the holiday period.

  345. Community testing to be introduced from January

    Targeted approach planned for high prevalence areas.

  346. Strengthening support for people with dementia and their carers

    New dementia recovery plan published.

  347. New app to support Covid vaccine rollout

    Vaccinators can use the tool in any healthcare setting.

  348. Blood donor criteria updated

    Fairer risk assessment to be implemented.

  349. Care home vaccinations to start this week

    Older residents set to receive Covid vaccine first

  350. Opening of specialist eye facility

    First of Scotland's National Elective Centres.

  351. Investment for cancer services.

    New Action Plan for the recovery and redesign of cancer care.

  352. Resilience in the face of Brexit

    Plans to protect patients and ensure flow of critical supplies.

  353. First COVID-19 vaccinations in Scotland take place.

    Programme underway as vaccinators receive their injections.

  354. Staff ready to administer COVID-19 vaccine

    First Minister visits vaccination centre.  

  355. COVID-19 vaccination programme to start next week

    Regulators have authorised the first vaccine for use in the UK.

  356. Eliminating HIV transmission by 2030

    Plan announced to mark World Aids Day.

  357. Second phase of flu vaccine

    Adults over 60 invited for vaccine.

  358. COVID-19 vaccines update

    Health and social care workers, older care home residents and the over 80s first to be vaccinated.

  359. Protecting patients with the greatest need

    New framework to help Health Boards prioritise Elective Care.

  360. Preventing obesity in early years

    Projects receive funding to promote healthy eating.

  361. Better outcomes for stroke patients

    Patients receiving thrombectomy procedures this year.

  362. Face covering exemption cards launched

    Supporting everyone to feel safer.

  363. Preparing the NHS for winter during a pandemic

    Additional £37 million to support health and care services. 

  364. Clinical and scientific review of testing

    Testing capacity on track to reach 65,000.

  365. Bowel Screening Programme to resume

    Home testing kits to be posted.

  366. Healthcare innovation

    New technology to help NHS Boards meet demand.

  367. Support for self-isolating students

    Minister says physical and mental wellbeing the priority

  368. Protect Scotland app launches

    Additional protection against coronavirus.

  369. Community optometrists to support eye care services

    Help for those with sight-threatening conditions.

  370. Coronavirus recovery and renewal

    Programme for Government 2020-21.

  371. Timeline set out for lifting temporary restrictions in Aberdeen

    Hospitality to reopen on Wednesday 26 August subject to compliance checks.

  372. Plan to remobilise and re-design cancer care

    Experience of patients at core of new recovery plan.

  373. COVID-19 rehabilitation and recovery

    Support for services helping those affected.

  374. More people to get free flu jab

    Vaccine programme expanded to protect those most at risk during COVID-19 pandemic.

  375. Treating cystic fibrosis

    Additional therapy available to NHS.

  376. National Mesh Removal Service

    Surgery for women experiencing complications.

  377. Endoscopy services to be restored

    Funding to reduce backlog.

  378. Breast Cancer Screening to resume

    Patients will receive letters to reschedule appointments.

  379. NHS Louisa Jordan to help health service recovery

    Hospital will support planned non-COVID healthcare and staff training.

  380. Resuming cervical screening

    Patients whose appointments were cancelled can now contact GP practice.

  381. COVID-19 antibody testing

    Advice to health boards.

  382. Restarting more health services

    Careful resumption of paused services.

  383. Action against inequality

    Understanding impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities.

  384. Updated advice for people shielding

    Outdoor exercise can be taken from later this month.

  385. £300,000 for young carers

    Carers Week launched with additional support.

  386. Smoking ban proposals

    Full analysis of consultation on smoking outside hospitals.

  387. Re-mobilise, Recover, Re-design: the framework for NHS Scotland

    Sets out how health boards will safely and incrementally prioritise the resumption of some paused services, while maintaining COVID-19 capacity and resilience.

  388. Expansion of COVID-19 testing

    Everyone over the age of five with symptoms eligible to be tested.

  389. Rapid coronavirus research

    More than 50 Scottish studies to tackle virus and its impact.

  390. Extending PPE access to all social care providers

    Supplies to be given to unpaid and family carers and personal assistants.

  391. Securing vital COVID-19 supplies for Scotland

    Offers of help from more than 1,600 businesses and individuals.

  392. Urgent medical help still available

    New campaign urges people to contact a doctor.

  393. Social distancing regulations strengthened

    Temporary regulations confirmed and extended to protect workers.

  394. Delivery of critical NHS supplies

    Flight brings vital equipment from China to Scotland.

  395. Public urged to stay at home

    Reminder to follow coronavirus guidance over Easter weekend.

  396. Deliveries for high risk groups

    Local services to supply groceries and medicines to those most at risk.

  397. Anaesthetic machines boost ventilator capacity

    More than 200 machines adapted to aid coronavirus response.

  398. Health screening programmes paused

    NHS resources dedicated to tackling COVID-19.

  399. Free hospital TV for patients

    Charges covered for three months.

  400. Funding for digital mental health services

    Additional £3.8 million to expand support.

  401. New expert group to study spread of COVID-19

    Scottish panel of scientists established to provide extra analysis.

  402. New NHS 24 arrangements for coronavirus

    Patients with concerns about symptoms advised to dial 111 if they need help.

  403. Social care at heart of response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Scottish Government to meet increased costs.

  404. Pubs, cafes and more told to close

    Closure to apply immediately.

  405. Smear test to screen for HPV

    Improved test to prevent cervical cancer.

  406. COVID-19 helpline for Scottish businesses

    Action to support the economy.

  407. COVID-19: First case of community transmission in Scotland

  408. Review of eating disorder services

    Recommendations expected in Spring 2021.

  409. Coronavirus preparation praised

    CMO thanks NHS staff.

  410. Novel coronavirus testing

    Two Scottish facilities established.

  411. Support for mental health services at NHS Tayside

    Range of actions implemented ahead of independent inquiry report.

  412. Long-term monitoring of health inequalities: January 2020 report

    Annual update of the long-term monitoring of health inequalities headline indicators.

  413. Health and wellbeing as fundamental as GDP

    Wellbeing focus needed to deal with challenges of our time.

  414. Scottish Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest data linkage project: 2018-2019 results

    Report presenting the latest results of the Scottish out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data linkage project.

  415. More people giving CPR

    Report highlights strategy’s progress.

  416. Supporting over half a million families

    NHS Scotland births over the past decade.

  417. Sustainable health and social care services

    UK’s first integrated workforce plan published.

  418. Public Inquiry Chair announced

    Lord Brodie to lead public inquiry into issues at QEUH and RHCYP.

  419. Health and work strategy: review report

    The report from the review of the Scottish Government's health and work strategy.

  420. Update on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Additional support for health board.

  421. Changes to protect NHS staff

    Action on pensions to maintain services.

  422. NHS Scotland winter funding

    Targeting seasonal pressures.

  423. Update on Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

    Work to ensure compliance across site.

  424. Consultation on sales ban of energy drinks to children

    Views sought on age restriction to reduce health risks.

  425. Diet and Healthy Weight statistics published

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland.

  426. Diet and healthy weight: monitoring report 2019

    Latest results against the obesity indicator framework originally developed to monitor progress against our Prevention of Obesity Route Map (February 2010), now superseded by the Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan and Active Scotland Delivery Plan (summer 2018).

  427. Ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people: consultation

    We are seeking views on whether there is a need to take mandatory action to ban the sale of energy drinks to children and young people.

  428. Funding for improvements to GP practices

    £9.34 million to upgrade premises and IT systems.

  429. Update on flu programme

    Efforts to minimise any delays to children’s flu vaccination.

  430. Human trafficking guidance for health workers

    Advice to help NHS staff spot crucial signs.

  431. Fewer deaths in winter 2018-19

    A National Statistics publication for Scotland.

  432. Impact of infection outbreaks on families

    Health Secretary appoints dedicated point of contact.

  433. Sporting equality

    Levelling the playing field for women and girls.

  434. More posts for trainee doctors

    Funding for Foundation Training.

  435. Scottish Health Survey 2018: summary report

    Key findings from the Scottish Health Survey 2018 report.

  436. Scottish Health Survey 2018 - volume 2: technical report

    Information on methodology and fieldwork, including details of sampling, weighting, response rates, the survey questionnaire and other fieldwork documents.

  437. Scottish Health Survey 2018: summary report

    Key findings from the Scottish Health Survey 2018 report.

  438. Scottish Health Survey 2018 published

    Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released The Scottish Health Survey 2018, providing information on the health, and factors relating to health, of adults and children in Scotland.

  439. Support for survivors of abuse

    New £10 million fund.

  440. Investment to improve cancer care

    Support for cancer diagnostic services.

  441. Public inquiry into hospital sites

    Investigation into issues at RHCYP and QEUH.

  442. First drug deaths meeting takes place in Edinburgh

    People with lived experience will help shape services.

  443. Improvements in child dental health

    Reduction in fillings and teeth extraction.

  444. Support for Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

    Health Secretary appoints Senior Programme Director.

  445. Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar, or salt: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on proposals to restrict the promotion and marketing of foods high in fat, sugar, or salt, and have little to no nutritional benefit.

  446. Health Secretary welcomes cystic fibrosis drug pricing agreement

    Scottish Government discussions secure medicines for NHS Scotland.

  447. School Healthy Living Survey

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  448. Stay active, stay healthy

    New lifestyle guidance for over-65s.

  449. Tayside Breast Cancer Independent Advisory Group: final report

    The report on how best to implement changes to breast cancer management in NHS Tayside.

  450. £18 million funding for cancer support workers

    New partnership to help cancer patients. 

  451. Public Health Scotland: analysis of consultation responses

    An analysis of the responses to the consultation for Public Health Scotland (PHS).

  452. New healthy food support launches

    Payment card replaces paper vouchers.

  453. More men taking part in bowel screening programme

    First annual statistics show success of new home test.

  454. Free personal and nursing care, Scotland, 2017-18

    Statistics release presenting client and expenditure figures for financial year 2017 to 2018 for free personal and nursing care (FPNC).

  455. Eliminating hepatitis C

    Effective elimination of hepatitis C by 2024.

  456. Action on Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

    Further steps taken to ensure patient safety.

  457. Additional funding for diet and healthy weight services

    Work continues to cut childhood obesity.

  458. Replacement of Monklands Hospital

    Independent review report published.

  459. Alcohol sales fall to 25 year low

    Signs of impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol sales.

  460. Making school food healthier

    More fruit and vegetables, less processed red meat and sugar on the menu.

  461. Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland: report

    Scotland's results and the key recommendations for the continued protection, promotion and support for breastfeeding.

  462. Home blood pressure monitoring

    Investment in new technology.

  463. Suicide prevention training launched

    Football clubs to receive training for players and staff.

  464. New national public health body 'Public Health Scotland': consultation

    This consultation document invites views on the proposals for a new national public health body in Scotland, to be known as ‘Public Health Scotland’.

  465. Hospital ban on sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s

    Shops on NHS sites take lead in promoting healthy diet.

  466. Safe NHS staffing law passed

    Health And Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill passes Stage 3.

  467. Cancer care in Scotland rated highly

    Results of second national patient survey.

  468. Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  469. Further £70 million to improve waiting times

    Next phase of Waiting Times Plan outlined.

  470. Personalising Realistic Medicine

    Chief Medical Officer’s annual report.

  471. Raising awareness of sepsis

    New campaign focuses on spotting the early signs.

  472. Fall in post-surgical deaths

    Study shows 36% decrease since 2008.

  473. Holiday meals for children

    Funding for food during school holidays.

  474. Expansion of free personal care

  475. Increasing support for those with autism

    Improving awareness and diagnosis.

  476. Maternity Care Survey 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  477. Positive feedback for maternity services

    Maternity Care Survey 2018 publishes.  

  478. Plan for quicker cancer diagnosis

    Steps to shorten waiting times for patients.

  479. Support for rural hospitals

    Retired clinicians supporting local services.

  480. Growing up in Scotland: overweight and obesity at age 10

    The report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland study to investigate trajectories of overweight and obesity during the primary school years and identify key risk factors.

  481. Improving Scotland’s diet

    Consultation launched on restricting junk food promotions.

  482. More Scots confident about giving CPR

    '500 Miles' film success.

  483. A healthier future: Scotland's diet and healthy weight delivery plan

    Sets out how we will work with partners in the public and private sector to help people make healthier choices about food.

  484. Scotland's public health priorities

    Report on Scotland's six public health priorities.

  485. Tackling childhood obesity

    FM meets Jamie Oliver to outline ambition to halve child obesity rate.

  486. Health and social care delivery plan

    Delivery plan to set out the framework and actions needed to ensure that our health and social care services are fit to meet requirements.

  487. Better eating, better learning: a new context for school food

    Refreshed guidance to support schools and all stakeholders to work in partnership to make improvements in school food and food education.

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