NHS Near Me

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Work to rapidly scale up ‘NHS Near Me’ the service which enables patients to have a video consultation with medical professionals in their home is underway. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre for a demonstration of the technology and to learn more about how it could help to contain the spread… Read more »

Public encouraged to stay informed on coronavirus

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met staff supporting Scotland’s public information response to coronavirus (COVID-19). During a visit to NHS 24’s contact centre at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, the First Minister thanked NHS 24 staff, including nurses, call handlers and health information advisors operating the 111 service and a dedicated coronavirus helpline service, for… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update on position in Scotland

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The First Minister has attended a UK Government’s COBR meeting and chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Committee (SGoRR) to discuss preparations for coronavirus (COVID-19) following confirmation of a first case in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The patient who tested positive for COVID-19 is clinically well and is being treated in… Read more »

Dundee’s Regional Performance Centre officially open

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Dundee’s new Regional Performance Centre has been officially opened by the First Minister during a tour of the world class facilities. Local school children and athletes helped showcase the centre which opened to the public at the end of last year. This morning First Minister @NicolaSturgeon officially opened Dundee's new Regional Performance Centre and received… Read more »

Care Day 2020

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined Who Cares? Scotland to celebrate Care Day 2020 at their offices in Glasgow. This morning @NicolaSturgeon joined us to begin #CareDay20. We spent time #reimagining the Scotland we can become for Care Experienced people, by learning from our history. All the way back to 1894BC right up to today…. Read more »

Leadership on climate change underlined in London

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The First Minister has underlined Scotland’s commitment to leading the response to the climate emergency at the Green Alliance ‘Countdown to COP26’ Conference in London. Inspiring speech from @NicolaSturgeon at our #CountdowntoCOP conference yesterday on her commitment to #COP26 "We have a duty to make it a success for the UK as a whole …and… Read more »

Care experienced young people have their voices heard

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The First Minister has met more than 1,000 care experienced young people since 2016. 1/ Thank you so much to all the young people who shared their stories with me. Taking part in and completing @1000voicesscot has been a deeply profound experience for me – it has changed fundamentally how I think and feel about… Read more »

New Service for Care-Experienced College Students

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The first students to benefit from a new service aimed at improving outcomes for care experienced young people at college have met the First Minister to discuss the project. Delighted to host the @NicolaSturgeon at @GKCollege to meet care-experienced students who are part of our STAY service, aimed at improving outcomes for care-experienced young people… Read more »