Meetings held regarding health board funding: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. How many meetings there has been between the Scottish Government and each health board regarding plans and funding since the announcement on June 2nd.
  2. When the Scottish Government expects to finalise how much each health board will receive of the £50 million.
  3. If a decision about the amount of money each health board will receive has been made, please reveal the figures.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

The answer to the second and third part to your question, NHS Boards received notification on the 11 August 2022 detailing their share of the £50 million investment which has been allocated in its entirety to support NHS Health Boards to improve A&E waits through a new National Collaborative for Urgent and Unscheduled Care.

A proportion of the funding has been provided to NHS 24 and SAS. The remainder is based on the National Resource Allocation formula (NRAC) by NHS Board. The Formula is used to inform the geographical allocation of the NHS Budget. This formula projects how the geographical need for services will be distributed in 2022/23.

Each board’s share of the £50 million fund is listed below:

NHS Ayrshire and Arran


NHS Borders


NHS Dumfries and Galloway


NHS Fife


NHS Forth Valley


NHS Grampian


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


NHS Highland


NHS Lanarkshire


NHS Lothian


NHS Orkney


NHS Shetland


NHS Tayside


NHS Western Isles


NHS 24


Scottish Ambulance Service



£50.85 million

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because we engage with and support Boards on a daily basis, including through virtual meetings and site visits. Within this, a variety of colleagues across multiple teams have met with NHS Health Board colleagues since 2 June but no information is held on whether financial plans were discussed as part of wider discussions.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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