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Scottish Government funding to NHS Scotland Health boards for COVID-19 related costs: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
9 Nov 2020
Scottish Government funding to NHS Scotland Health boards for COVID-19 related costs: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000097993
Date received: 13 Oct 2020
Date responded: 6 Nov 2020
Information requested

What funding is been given by the Scottish Government to NHS Scotland Health Boards in regards to expanding laboratory testing capacity. Broken down by Health Board if possible please.

Response

NHS Test and Protect is a complex public health intervention and uses a whole system approach for delivery across NHS Boards, local authorities and other key delivery partners. As spend may be incurred centrally, rather than by individual partners, costs incurred by NHS Boards do not constitute total programme spend. Overall expected costs for this programme include expenditure on testing, contact tracing and support for those isolating.

On 29 September 2020 the Cabinet Secretary for Health announced £1.1 billion in additional funding for NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships to meet COVID-19 related costs. A breakdown of the initial provision for Boards included for NHS Test and Protect – as included in this funded package – is set out below. Activities and costs remain under close review and funding to Boards will be revised through the year in line with agreed changes.
 

Board

Funding (£m)

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

1.6

NHS Borders

0.8

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

0.4

NHS Fife

1.0

NHS Forth Valley

1.0

NHS Grampian

1.7

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

11.8

NHS Highland

1.5

NHS Lanarkshire

4.6

NHS Lothian

2.4

NHS Orkney

0.4

NHS Shetland

0.4

NHS Tayside

1.2

NHS Western Isles

0.2

National Services Scotland

59.6

Public Health Scotland

0.7

Total

89.3

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