1. Hospital at Home for Older People

    £3.6 million investment as capacity increases by 57% to exceed targets

  2. National engagement on NHS Reform

    £5 million for health research projects.

  3. Withdrawal of the 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): use of face coverings in social care settings including adult care homes' guidance: Equality Impact Assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the potential effects of withdrawing the 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): use of face coverings in social care settings including adult care homes' guidance on those with protected characteristics.

  4. Extended use of facemasks and face coverings guidance in hospitals, primary care and wider community healthcare settings (referred to as 'Healthcare settings'): Equality Impact Assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the potential effects of withdrawing the ‘Extended use of face masks and face coverings in healthcare settings’ guidance on those with protected characteristics.

  5. Health and Care Experience Survey 2023/24: National Results

    This report shows the results of the Health and Care Experience Survey 2023/24. The survey asked about peoples’ experiences of accessing and using their General Practice and other local healthcare services; receiving care, support and help with everyday living; and caring responsibilities.

  6. New tech tool to tackle NHS waiting lists

    National theatre scheduling software to increase procedures.

  7. Apology to victims of infected blood scandal

    First Minister makes statement in parliament.

  8. Rwanda Non-Communicable Diseases Programme: call for proposals

    This is a call for proposals and application form aimed at organisations who would like to deliver a grant to support community palliative care in Rwanda on behalf of the Scottish Government. The deadline for applications is 5 July 2024.

  9. Genomic medicine strategy 2024 to 2029

    Our strategy for transforming genomic medicine across Scotland from 2024 to 2029.

  10. Genomics in Scotland: Building our Future Strategy Summary

    A five-year national strategy.

  11. Genomics in Scotland: Building our Future Strategy: Implementation Plan Year One

    Genomics in Scotland: Building our Future. Implementation Plan Year One 2024-2025.

  12. Time Space Compassion in suicide prevention - practice stories - Volume 2

    This the second collection of practice stories, illustrating the principles and supporting practices of Time Space Compassion - a relationship and person centred approach to suicide prevention.

  13. First instalment of £300 million to reduce waiting times

    New funding alongside actions to increase productivity.

  14. Healthcare science: strategic approach

    The approach we will take to develop healthcare science in Scotland. This sets out a vision and ambitions for the profession, and also the key themes in which future work will be undertaken.

  15. National Care Service Bill

    Parliament agrees general Stage 1 principles

  16. Speeding up cancer diagnoses

    Report shows impact of Scotland’s first fast-track cancer diagnostic services.

  17. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  18. National Care Service: Justice Social Work research

    This report summarises research undertaken by IPSOS Scotland and Prof. Beth Weaver in 2023. It explores the views of Justice Social Work staff, partners and people experiencing the justice system about its strengths and weaknesses, and asks their views on potential inclusion within a future National Care Service (NCS).

  19. Am Plana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh: Sgrìobhainn Chochomhairleachaidh

    This consultation covers the content of the national Good Food Nation Plan. It seeks views on the Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  20. Geàrr-iomradh air a' Phlana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government. This is a Gaelic summary of the Plan.

  21. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  22. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  23. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  24. Brain and central nervous system cancer: clinical quality performance indicators - engagement document

    Guidance to our consultation on brain and central nervous system cancer clinical quality performance indicators which is taking place in January and February 2024.

  25. Rural Scotland Data Dashboard: Overview

    This report accompanies the Rural Scotland Data Dashboard which presents data on a range of issues that impact rural Scotland. The report synthesises the data included in the dashboard into a broader picture of successes, challenges and trends in rural Scotland.

  26. Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill: consultation

    We are committed to protecting, respecting and championing the rights of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. This consultation on proposals for a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill seeks the views of everyone on how we can do this.

  27. NHSScotland: national access policy

    This policy has been updated to provide a national approach for health boards to ensure equitable, safe, clinically effective and efficient access to services for their patients.

  28. Endometriosis: lived experience insight report 2023

    Details the findings from a series of endometriosis lived experience interviews. It seeks to raise awareness of endometriosis by providing an insight into experiences of accessing care and support across Scotland and how living with endometriosis can impact a person’s quality of life.

  29. Scottish islands: data overview 2023

    This report gives a snapshot of Scotland's island-level data as collated in the new Scottish Islands Data Dashboard and draws out key findings relating to each of the strategic objective topic areas set out in the National Islands Plan.

  30. NHSScotland waiting times guidance: November 2023

    This guidance replaces the previous waiting times guidance (2012) to support health boards in the delivery of the national waiting times standards. The guidance will continue to make sure that patients who are on waiting lists are managed fairly and consistently across NHSScotland.

  31. National Trauma Transformation Programme: Trauma-Informed Maternity Services Pathfinders - Learning Report

    Commissioned as part of the National Trauma Transformation Programme (NTTP), this report presents the findings from two trauma-informed maternity services pathfinder projects.

  32. Preparing for Emergencies Guidance

    This guidance provides advice, considerations, and support from a strategic lens for Health Boards to effectively prepare for emergencies in compliance with relevant legislation.

  33. Business continuity: strategic guidance for NHS health boards

    This guidance focuses on the strategic high level aspects of business continuity management which allows for local interpretation on how each health board in Scotland delivers at an operational level to suit their business needs.

  34. General Practice Access Short Life Working Group: access principles

    High level core access principles to support and enhance people’s experience of accessing ‘The Right Care, Right Time, Right Place’.

  35. Health and social care: winter preparedness plan 2023-2024

    This winter plan represents a whole system approach to responding to a surge in demand for health and social care services and sets out the actions to help relieve pressure points across the system. The measures outlined are applicable throughout the year when we may face increased pressures.

  36. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2023

    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.

  37. Value based health and care: action plan

    Sets out the actions to support health and care colleagues practise Realistic Medicine and deliver value based health and care, by focusing on outcomes that matter to people, optimising use of health and care resources, and contributing to a more sustainable health and care system.

  38. Psychological therapies and interventions specification

    Specification setting out the aims to improve the delivery of psychological therapies and interventions for everyone accessing and delivering these across Scotland.

  39. Core mental health standards

    These core standards support adult secondary services with the aim of improving quality and safety of mental health services for people in Scotland.

  40. Adult secondary mental health services: consultation analysis

    The new core mental health standards have been informed by the adult secondary mental health services public consultation analysis. The consultation results have been independently analysed to produce a full report and executive summary.

  41. Psychological therapies and interventions specification: consultation analysis

    The new national psychological therapies and interventions specification has been informed by the public consultation analysis. The consultation results have been independently analysed to produce a full report and executive summary.

  42. Core mental health standards: easy read summary

    Easy read summary of the core mental health standards. Supporting adult secondary services with the aim of improving quality and safety of mental health services for people in Scotland.

  43. National Care Service - keeping care support local part 2 – community health care: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy read report contains feedback on the Keeping care support local part 2 - community health care theme.

  44. Regulation of independent health care consultation: Scottish Government response

    We ran a public consultation on the further regulation of independent health care and published an analysis of the responses we received. There is strong public support for further regulation of independent health care services in Scotland.

  45. Independent Review of Audiology Services

    Report into hearing care and treatment published.

  46. Independent Review of Audiology Services in Scotland

    Review report and recommendations from the Independent Review of Audiology Services in NHS Scotland. The Review was announced by the Scottish Government in January 2022 in the context of failings in the standards of care provided in the NHS Lothian Paediatrics Services.

  47. National Islands Plan review: consultation

    We are consulting on a review of the National Islands Plan, published in 2019. This review is required by the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. We are seeking views on the impact and content of the current National Islands Plan.

  48. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2023

    Details how we will deliver on the commitments in the National Islands Plan, over the coming year.

  49. Discovering meaning, purpose and hope through person centred wellbeing and spiritual care: framework

    The framework reflects the considerable developments resulting from the increased professionalism in spiritual care over the last twenty years. It firmly establishes the role of spiritual care as an integral part of health and social care provision.

  50. Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation is on the statutory guidance that will be issued by the Scottish Ministers to accompany the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019. The guidance will support relevant organisations in meeting requirements placed on them by the Act and relevant secondary legislation.

  51. Coronavirus (COVID-19) care home outbreaks - root cause analysis: progress report November 2020 to September 2022

    Track and report on progress on the recommendations set out in Coronavirus (COVID-19): care home outbreaks - root cause analysis (2020).

  52. Transvaginal Mesh Case Record Review

    The final report on the Transvaginal Mesh Case Record Review.

  53. Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) strategy 2023 to 2025

    The Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) Strategy 2023 to 2025 sets out our approach to supporting NHS Scotland to reduce HCAIs, as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  54. Time Space Compassion - supporting people who are having a suicidal crisis: guide - easy read

    Easy read version of the Time Space Compassion introductory guide to supporting people in suicidal crisis. It has been developed for use by people and services who regularly come into contact and support people in suicidal crisis.

  55. New dementia strategy for Scotland: Everyone's Story

    The new Dementia Strategy for Scotland is a 10-year vision for change. This strategy was developed in collaboration with people with lived experience and our wider partners. It is the culmination of eight months of engagement with people across Scotland, focussed on how we improve delivery

  56. Bringing down the carbon footprint in the NHS

    Delivering more environmentally sustainable care.

  57. Facemask guidance update

    Return to pre-pandemic advice for health and social care.

  58. Change to health board escalation

    NHS Lothian de-escalated to Stage 2.

  59. Scottish Household Survey 2021 - telephone survey: key findings

    A summary of the key findings from the Scottish Household Survey 2021 telephone survey.

  60. Health and social care - Planning with People: community engagement and participation guidance

    This has been superseded by the May 2024 guidance.

  61. Tech partnership boosts health innovation

    Linking business and clinical expertise.

  62. Tackling health inequalities

    First Minister announces additional support for general practices in most deprived areas.

  63. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  64. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations 2021 to 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) sets out the consideration which has been given to the vaccination of children and young people and how vaccination may impact upon children’s rights and wellbeing.

  65. Making the NHS more environmentally friendly

    Anaesthetic gas removed from theatres.

  66. Dementia strategy - national conversation: what people told us

    High-level summary of the collective written and oral evidence we received on our national conversation to information a new dementia strategy. It outlines the range of responses received, as well as the evidence-based rigour we brought to this analysis through using thematic analysis techniques.

  67. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME-CFS): good practice statement

    Guidance to support the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS in primary care. This was originally published in 2010 and we have partially updated it to insert key recommendations from the NICE Guideline on ME/CFS published in October 2021.

  68. Transitions to adulthood for disabled young people: literature review

    A literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of existing Scottish, UK and International evidence on the experiences faced by disabled young people during their transition to adulthood. The review also explores best practice in supporting disabled young people during this time.

  69. Health and social care: data strategy

    Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care, setting out how we will work together in transforming the way that people access their own data to improve health and wellbeing; and how care is delivered through improvements to our systems.

  70. Health and social care: data strategy - executive summary

    Executive summary of the data strategy for health and social care.

  71. Change to health board escalation level

    NHS Lothian moved to Stage 2 for paediatric audiology.

  72. Winter pressures on health and social care

    Resilience committee holds further meeting.

  73. Cancer waiting times - effective breach analysis 2023: standard operating procedure

    Dynamic tracking of cancer pathways is core business in each NHS Health Board. Effective escalation is required to ensure all milestones of the cancer pathways are met. Where a breach occurs a detailed analysis is crucial to understand the challenges and to take action to avoid any future breach.

  74. Boosting the social care workforce

    Campaign aims to help fill vacant posts.

  75. Action to cut delayed discharge

    National exercise to re-assess hospital patients who are clinically safe to be discharged.

  76. Additional Winter support for NHS

    Measures to help NHS deal with extreme pressure.

  77. Health and social care pressures

    FM chairs resilience and response meeting.

  78. Record £19 billion for Health and Social Care

    Supporting fair pay and sustainable services

  79. Lung cancer services redesigned

    £3 million investment for accelerated treatment.

  80. Health Board escalation

    Additional support for NHS Forth Valley.

  81. Interim report shows value of Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services

    Hundreds of patients receive earlier referral.

  82. Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADP) 2021/22 annual returns: summary report

    Summary of responses to the Scottish Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) annual survey. Its main aim is to evidence progress of the National Mission by providing information on the activity undertaken by ADPs.

  83. Innovative health technology helping patients

    More than 5,000 procedures performed.

  84. Planned care waiting times

    Significant progress in clearing two year waits.

  85. Helping detect cancer earlier

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

  86. Preparing the NHS for Winter

    More than £600 million to support services.

  87. Number of hospital operations increases

    More procedures carried out by NHS.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. Improving cancer waiting times

    £10 million allocated to speed up cancer services.

  91. 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.

  92. National Care Service Bill published

    New vision for the future of social care.

  93. Reshaping unscheduled care services

    More than £50 million to support new approach to reduce A&E waiting times.

  94. Modernising breast screening services

    Review of breast screening programme published.

  95. Mesh reimbursement fund opens in June

    Removal surgery costs to be repaid.

  96. Early medical abortion at home

    Minister confirms current arrangements will continue.

  97. Carrick Glen hospital bought by NHS Ayrshire & Arran

    Facility to become new National Treatment Centre.

  98. 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.

  99. Chair appointed to audiology review group

    Professor Jacqueline Taylor to take up role.

  100. Improving health and social care for older people in Scotland

    Views sought on Strategy for Older People.

  101. Public backing for Anne’s Law

    Consultation finds ‘almost unanimous’ support for care home visit rights.

  102. “Unsung heroes” of COVID-19 response

    National volunteering hub oversees 7,000 shifts in first year

  103. Coming Home Implementation report

    Improving care for people with complex needs and learning disabilities.

  104. 15 million milestone reached for Coronavirus tests

    Scottish NHS hubs help bolster capacity.

  105. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  106. Keeping eye exams free on the NHS

    Increase in fees paid to optometry practices for free examinations.

  107. Mobile operating theatre for Orkney and Shetland

    £2.3 million to support elective procedures.

  108. Expansion to NHS 24

    New call centre to support non-emergency healthcare needs

  109. Increasing mental health support in GP practices

    Funding to reach £40 million a year.

  110. Help for NHS during most difficult winter

    Measures to support remote treatment.

  111. COVID vaccine for 12-15 year olds

    Bringing forward second dose for young people.

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

    Priority given to essential workers and those most at risk.

  113. Advice on visiting care homes and hospitals

    Visits to people in hospital and care homes to continue with additional measures of protection.

  114. Steps to accelerate booster programme

    Online portal extended and changes to flu delivery.

  115. New measures required to slow the spread of Coronavirus

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

  116. COVID-19 cases caught early by LFD tests

    Evaluation of testing pathways published.

  117. Vaccine boosters available to over 30s

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

  118. Record £18 billion for health and social care

    Budget focus on pandemic recovery.

  119. Child health hearing services under review

    Steps taken and Board escalated to improve paediatric audiology services.

  120. Transparent face masks introduced to NHS Scotland

    Help for people with communication needs.

  121. New Plan for endoscopy and urology

    £70 million to ensure faster diagnosis.

  122. General Practice support over Winter and beyond

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

  123. Contact tracing workforce safeguarded

    £33.1 million to retain over 500 posts.

  124. Negative test becomes part of certification scheme

    Expanded testing needed to keep cases down.

  125. Expanding primary care

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

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

    £5 million investment to help ease patient congestion.

  127. Vaccine trials

    Move to resolve international travel problems through additional vaccinations.

  128. New guidance for A&E departments

    Delivering the right care in the right place for patients.

  129. More measures to improve A&E waiting times

    Further £10 million winter funding for NHS.

  130. Expanding Scotland’s medical workforce

    £32 million for 139 additional trainee doctors.

  131. Scotland’s Covid Certificates Accepted by the EU

    Scots must update certification status before travelling abroad.  

  132. Additional funding to tackle COVID-19

    £482 million for pandemic costs.

  133. Delivering the right care in the right setting

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

  134. Flu and COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

    Invitation letters for next eligible groups.

  135. NHS Scotland Academy

    £9 million to enhance health workforce.

  136. Increasing NHS capacity.

    Military to support busiest time of the year.

  137. Vaccine certification introduction confirmed

    Venues will not face legal enforcement in opening weeks.

  138. World class cancer care

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

  139. Records check for women excluded from cervical screening programme

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

  140. Edinburgh Eye Pavilion

    Outline business case agreed.

  141. Vaccine certification plans approved by Scottish Parliament

    Scheme will come into effect on October 1.

  142. Long COVID Support Fund

    £10 million for NHS Boards.

  143. Hospital at Home

    £2.6 million further funding.

  144. Don’t leave the job half done

    Remaining under 40s urged to get their second dose.

  145. NHS Recovery Plan

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

  146. Public health minister updates parliament on cervical screening

    Women inappropriately excluded from screening will be offered fast-tracked appointments

  147. Women's Health Plan

    Tackling inequalities and improving health.

  148. Two metre physical distancing will remain in health care

    Safeguard will remain under review as NHS remobilises.

  149. Prehabilitation for cancer patients

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

  150. Expanding the NHS Golden Jubilee

    Health Secretary officially opens national ‘Eye Centre’ and announces £11.5m additional funding to cut waiting times.

  151. Self-isolation rules

    Application of exemption for critical staff.

  152. Supporting the NHS

    £12 million to health boards for emergency care.

  153. NHS Covid-19 funding increased

    £380 million to help Health Boards with pandemic costs.

  154. Improving cancer waiting times

    £10 million investment in cancer care.

  155. Action to address incorrect exclusions from cervical screening

    Women affected to be offered fast-tracked appointments.

  156. Surgical robots for NHS Scotland

    £20 million for advanced technology to treat cancer.

  157. NHS Scotland Assure

    New service for healthcare facilities.

  158. Three million people receive first vaccination

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

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

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

  160. One million people vaccinated

    Milestone reached as programme continues to pick up pace.

  161. Vaccine programme exceeds expectations

    786,427 people have received first dose.

  162. Community testing to begin in Fife

    Next asymptomatic test site to open from Wednesday. 

  163. Vaccine programme moves to next stage

    Mass vaccination centres to open in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

  164. Independent hospitals to support elective care

    Additional capacity to ensure urgent treatment continues.

  165. Vaccines reach 113,459 people

    Roll-out continues across Scotland.

  166. Fire station testing trial

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

  167. Roll-out of Astrazeneca vaccine gets underway

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

  168. Community testing to be introduced from January

    Targeted approach planned for high prevalence areas.

  169. Queen Elizabeth University Hospital/NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Oversight Board: interim report

    This interim report sets out the initial findings and recommendations developed to date through the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Oversight Board’s programme of work in response to the infection issues affecting the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Children.

  170. Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Independent Review - report recommendations: Scottish Government response

    Scottish Government's response to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Independent Review Report, published on 15 June 2020.

  171. New app to support Covid vaccine rollout

    Vaccinators can use the tool in any healthcare setting.

  172. Hospital and care home visiting update

    Keeping residents and patients safe over Christmas and New Year period.

  173. Opening of specialist eye facility

    First of Scotland's National Elective Centres.

  174. NHS Ayrshire and Arran - redesign of urgent care - pathway finder programme: rapid external review

    The National roll out of the Redesign of Urgent Care was informed by a Rapid External Review of NHS Ayrshire & Arran Pathfinder site that went live on 3 November 2020. The review was chaired by Sir Lewis Ritchie and Commissioned by Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland to monitor preliminary issues.

  175. Supporting children and young people who may have experienced child sexual abuse - clinical pathway: consultation analysis

    An analysis of the responses to the consultation on the draft Clinical Pathway for healthcare professionals working to support children and young people who may have experienced child sexual abuse.

  176. Supporting adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault - draft clinical pathway: consultation analysis

    An analysis of the responses to the consultation on the draft clinical pathway for healthcare professionals working to support adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault.

  177. Investment for cancer services.

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

  178. Resilience in the face of Brexit

    Plans to protect patients and ensure flow of critical supplies.

  179. COVID-19 vaccines update

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

  180. Protecting patients with the greatest need

    New framework to help Health Boards prioritise Elective Care.

  181. Better outcomes for stroke patients

    Patients receiving thrombectomy procedures this year.

  182. Supporting emergency responders this winter

    Additional funding for more ambulances and staff.

  183. PPE Action Plan

    Ensuring protection for those who need it.

  184. Face covering exemption cards launched

    Supporting everyone to feel safer.

  185. Preparing the NHS for winter during a pandemic

    Additional £37 million to support health and care services. 

  186. Healthcare innovation

    New technology to help NHS Boards meet demand.

  187. Organisational duty of candour procedure: first year review

    Evaluation of the first year of the organisational duty of candour procedure through analysis of the annual reports that were published by NHS territorial and special boards across Scotland.

  188. Health and well-being visits to care homes to resume

    Safe and phased return of visitors who improve quality of life.

  189. Increasing capacity and accessibility of testing

    First of 11 planned walk-through sites set up.

  190. Right Care, Right Place

    NHS Pharmacy First Scotland offers expert help in the community.

  191. Adapting NHS resources to respond to COVID-19

    More than 300 patients treated at NHS Louisa Jordan.

  192. Lanarkshire COVID-19 cluster

    Contacts of positive cases traced and asked to isolate for 14 days.

  193. National Mesh Removal Service

    Surgery for women experiencing complications.

  194. Endoscopy services to be restored

    Funding to reduce backlog.

  195. Getting the right care in the right place

    New campaign to help people get the healthcare they need.

  196. Breast Cancer Screening to resume

    Patients will receive letters to reschedule appointments.

  197. Visiting family and friends in hospital

    Phased reintroduction of visits.

  198. NHS Louisa Jordan to help health service recovery

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

  199. Resuming cervical screening

    Patients whose appointments were cancelled can now contact GP practice.

  200. Next steps for NHS to be discussed

    Expert advice to help plan future of services.

  201. Enhanced safety for health and social care staff

    Routine testing of workforce extended as more services resume.

  202. COVID-19 antibody testing

    Advice to health boards.

  203. Remobilisation of NHS Dental services

    Urgent care to be made widely available.

  204. Restarting more health services

    Careful resumption of paused services.

  205. QEUH Independent Review

    Cabinet Secretary responds to findings.

  206. Updated advice for people shielding

    Outdoor exercise can be taken from later this month.

  207. New health measures for travellers to Scotland

    Further safeguards from Monday to prevent new COVID-19 cases.

  208. £300,000 for young carers

    Carers Week launched with additional support.

  209. Smoking ban proposals

    Full analysis of consultation on smoking outside hospitals.

  210. 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.

  211. Test and Protect rolled out nationally

    Everyone with symptoms urged to book a test.

  212. Support for women with mesh complications

    Fund set up to offer help with expenses.

  213. Expansion of COVID-19 testing

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

  214. Strengthened clinical oversight for care homes

    New arrangements to help care providers deal with pandemic pressures.

  215. Contact tracing technology piloted

    Three NHS health boards to pilot software.

  216. Care Home Support Powers

    New ‘safety net’ proposed for care sector due to COVID-19.

  217. Increase in PPE production

    Expansion of Scottish manufacturing of gowns.

  218. Testing expansion

    Target reached as capacity increases.

  219. New benefit for all health service staff

    Payment in event of death in service.

  220. Securing vital COVID-19 supplies for Scotland

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

  221. Looking beyond lockdown

    First Minister opens discussion on “new normal”.

  222. Delivery of critical NHS supplies

    Flight brings vital equipment from China to Scotland.

  223. Protecting care home workers

    PPE to be delivered direct to more than one thousand locations.

  224. Additional COVID-19 daily data published

    Further information will help inform on-going response to outbreak.

  225. Construction underway at NHS Louisa Jordan

    Over 500 staff working on site.

  226. NHS Louisa Jordan

    New medical facility in Glasgow named after First World War nurse.

  227. Pubs, cafes and more told to close

    Closure to apply immediately.

  228. Public encouraged to stay informed on coronavirus

    First Minister visits NHS 24 contact centre.

  229. Support for mesh victims

    Case note review to take place in spring.

  230. Coronavirus testing

    Scottish facilities deliver quicker results.

  231. Record investment in health and care

    Increased funding for frontline NHS boards.

  232. Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Update

    Experts to review cases of infection.

  233. Health inequalities statistics released

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  234. Strengthening NHS leadership

    Building capacity and increasing support.

  235. Move to regulate cosmetic procedures

    Proposals to legislate non-surgical services.

  236. Supporting rural GPs

    Health Secretary accepts recommendations.

  237. Additional winter funding for NHS

    Further support for seasonal pressures.

  238. Queen Elizabeth University Hospital update

    Further steps taken to increase public confidence.

  239. Attracting more people into frontline healthcare

    Rise in number of people training to be GPs.

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