Increased funding for Scottish NHS boards

Wednesday February 13th, 2013

Government Opportunities (GO) Scottish health boards are to share £9.1b in revenue funding in 2013-14, with territorial Boards being given a general allocation increase of £256m for 2013-14.

Territorial health board investment has increased by three point three per cent and Special Board investment by point two per cent.

Over £525m will also be invested in improving NHS buildings and equipment. This includes £105m transferring from the revenue to capital budget, which is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to boosting economic activity.

All health boards will be asked to make efficiency savings of at least three per cent, with non-patient facing health boards being asked to demonstrate even greater efficiency measures. These savings will then be reinvested in front line care.

Health Secretary, Alex Neil, said: “We are committed to protecting spending on health, and this budget reflects a funding increase in real terms of 1.3 per cent for territorial health boards across Scotland.”


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