NHS Scotland workforce reaches record high
Number of professionals working in NHS Scotland has increased by almost 1,000 in the past year
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has announced that NHS Scotland’s workforce has reached a record high of more than 140,000 whole time equivalent (WTE) staff.
Scottish Greens urge fairer funding of GP practices to help most deprived
Figures from the NHS show that 10 per cent of the most deprived postcodes in Scotland receive just £3.79 more per patient than those in the least deprived
THE SCOTTISH GREENS are urging the Scottish health secretary to target GP spending in the most deprived areas in Scotland.
Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnstone has written to Shona Robison to outline how GP practices in the most deprived areas only receive £3.79 more per patient than those in the wealthier areas.
Humanist Society calls on Scottish Government to end homeopathy referrals
The NHS in Scotland spent £1.7 million on homeopathy in 2015/16.
THE HUMANIST SOCIETY SCOTLAND (HSS) has urged the Scottish Government to end NHS funding for homeopathy referrals.
Gordon MacCrae, chief executive of the HSS, has written to Health Secretary Shona Robison, calling for a review into how Scottish NHS boards are funding homeopathic practices.
Scottish health secretary reiterates @scotgov commitment to protecting EU nationals in Scotland
Shona Robison MSP has reiterated her government’s commitment to protecting the rights of EU national in Scotland to the party faithful in Aberdeen
SCOTLAND’S HEALTH SECRETARY has today (Saturday 18 March) reiterated the Scottish Government’s commitment to protecting the rights of EU nationals in Scotland.
In her speech to the conference, Robison condemned the UK Government for failing to safeguard the rights of those who have made Scotland their home, by reiterating the Scottish Government’s commitment to EU nationals currently working in the NHS.