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Question reference: S6W-13122

  • Asked by: Jackson Carlaw, MSP for Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 13 December 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 11 January 2023

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will urgently consider revisiting its reported decision to reduce the total finance made available to GP practices through the sustainability payment in 2022-23, and increase the funding from £10 million back to the originally announced £15 million, in light of recently announced UK Government spending commitments that it states will increase Scotland's funding over the financial years 2023-24 and 2024-25 by £1.5 billion.


Answer

The Scottish Government has surpassed its commitment to ensure every extra penny it receives from the UK Government is spent on health and social care. This means an extra £1 billion will be available to improve front line services and help fund the NHS pay deal for 2022-23. Scottish Government continues to keep the management of the 2022-23 budget under close and constant review, however, we do not anticipate further consequential funds from UK Government this financial year.