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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

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.

Health and Social Care sub section

  • About us

    More about The Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, our aims, what we do, and how we are structured.

  • Policy and Legislation

    More about legal frameworks, strategy and policy, patients' rights, and governance of health and care services in Scotland.

  • Quality Improvement and Performance

    Information on the scrutiny of, and NHS Boards' public accountability for, aspects of financial and service performance.

  • Support and Social Care

    More information on social care support and protection, independent living and financial help, and regulation of social care.

  • Health Services

    More on the policy supporting more people to live healthier lives, and helping tackle Scotland's poor health record.

  • NHS Workforce

    Policy overview supporting a skilled NHSScotland workforce deliver a resilient, efficient and high quality healthcare service.

  • Healthy Living

    Information on health inequalities, food, what is being done tackle the obesity problem, and the relationship between health and work.

  • News and Resources

    Signposting to Scottish Government health and social care news, statistics, research, and relevant sources of information.