Scottish Government Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, has announced £730 million in additional funding for the health resource portfolio in Scotland.

The draft budget indicates the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to increasing the health resource budget by £2 billion by the end of this parliament, and the College welcomes the increase of £730 million for 2019-20.

However, the College knows that the Scottish NHS is under a great deal of pressure and health funding must be targeted and effective. We must ensure that we continue to recruit and retain a world class workforce to deliver the best possible patient care. The workforce must continue to be highly skilled, and clinicians across Scotland and the UK must be valued.


1. The Scottish Government draft budget 2019-20:

Paul Gillen

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