1. Advice and guidance

    13 Jan 2022

    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.

  2. Advice and guidance

    13 Jan 2022

    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.

  3. Research and analysis

    09 Dec 2021

    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.

  4. Progress report

    09 Nov 2021

    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.

  5. Strategy/plan

    27 Oct 2021

    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.

  6. NEWS

    25 Aug 2021 09:31

    NHS Recovery Plan

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

  7. Strategy/plan

    25 Aug 2021

    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.

  8. Strategy/plan

    20 Aug 2021

    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.

  9. Strategy/plan

    24 Mar 2021

    Out of hospital cardiac arrest: strategy 2021 to 2026

    Scotland’s out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) Strategy 2021 to 2026 reflects progress made since throughout the lifetime of the previous strategy (2015 – 2020), and sets out the next steps we will take to ensure as many people as possible survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Scotland.

  10. Strategy/plan

    23 Mar 2021

    Heart disease: action plan

    The heart disease action plan (2021) sets out our priorities and the actions we will take to minimise preventable heart disease and ensure equitable and timely access to diagnosis, treatment and care for people with suspected heart disease in Scotland.

  11. Consultation paper

    05 Mar 2021

    Patient Safety Commissioner role for Scotland: consultation

    This paper seeks views on what the Patient Safety Commissioner role should look like; who it should report to; and how the role should interact with existing legislation and policies, as well as with the various organisations involved in providing and improving health and care services in Scotland.

  12. Advice and guidance

    26 Feb 2021

    Health and social care personnel - international recruitment: code of practice

    This Code of Practice sets out the principles and practices for the ethical international recruitment and appointment of all international health and social care personnel in Scotland. This demonstrates Scotland’s commitment to ethical recruitment and protecting the healthcare systems of developing.

  13. Advice and guidance

    26 Feb 2021

    Health and social care personnel - international recruitment: code of practice

    This Code of Practice sets out the principles and practices for the ethical international recruitment and appointment of all international health and social care personnel in Scotland. This demonstrates Scotland’s commitment to ethical recruitment and protecting the healthcare systems of developing.

  14. Progress report

    31 Dec 2019

    Sustaining the Commitment: update report

    Updates and next steps from the 4 UK Chief Nursing Officers on the actions from the 2012 publication Strengthening the Commitment about learning disability nursing.

  15. Strategy/plan

    13 Jul 2017

    Nursing 2030 vision

    The Chief Nursing Officer's long term strategy to shape the future of the nursing workforce.