Health and Wellbeing

We've invested a record £12 billion in Scotland's NHS

The NHS is one of Scotland's greatest success stories, and the SNP have protected the frontline Health budget while in Government.

We have increased NHS staff to a record high, with 1300 more consultants, 1700 more nurses and midwives, and 9600 extra staff since 2006

We have abolished prescritption charges, making the NHS truly free at the point of need

We are encouraging cleaner hospitals and cases of MRSA were reduced by 88% between 2007 and 2014

There is higher patient satisfaction with the NHS, with the British Social Attitudes Survey showing that 75% of people in Scotland are satisfied with the NHS.