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Increased funding for Health Boards

Published: 22 Feb 2018 14:29

£400m more for services next year.

Funding for health services in Scotland will increase by more than £400 million next year.

The approved Scottish Budget means health spending will increase to £13.1 billion in 2018/19, with frontline NHS Boards receiving an additional 3.7% uplift.

This includes £175 million specifically for reform, building on the commitment to increase health funding by £2 billion by 2021.

Health Secretary Shona Robison said:

“Scotland’s health service is undergoing a transformation to meet new pressures and changing demands and this additional £400 million will ensure services across the country can continue to deliver excellent care and improve the health of our communities.

“The dedicated reform funding will extend the provision of care and support closer to people’s homes, boost mental health spending and deepen the integration of health and social care. This investment will support our commitment that more than half of frontline spending will be in community health services by the end of this Parliament.

“We will also continue our investment in developing new facilities to treat patients, including an expansion of the Golden Jubilee Hospital and five new elective care centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness and Livingston.”

Background

Details of Boards’ revenue resource and capital allocations can be found here