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The Scottish Government aims to help people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.
More about The Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, our aims, what we do, and how we are structured.
More about legal frameworks, strategy and policy, patients' rights, and governance of health and care services in Scotland.
Information on the scrutiny of, and NHS Boards' public accountability for, aspects of financial and service performance.
More information on social care support and protection, independent living and financial help, and regulation of social care.
More on the policy supporting more people to live healthier lives, and helping tackle Scotland's poor health record.
Policy overview supporting a skilled NHSScotland workforce deliver a resilient, efficient and high quality healthcare service.
Information on health inequalities, food, what is being done tackle the obesity problem, and the relationship between health and work.
Signposting to Scottish Government health and social care news, statistics, research, and relevant sources of information.
Page updated: Monday, September 07, 2015