Date lodged: 19 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how much funding was provided to each NHS board in 2015-16 and is being provided in 2016-17 to support the implementation of the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework and whether it contained or contains a ring-fenced component for hepatitis C.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 26 May 2016
£28 million was provided to NHS Boards in 2015-16 to support the implementation of the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework (breakdown in the following table). NHS boards determined how best to use this funding, however, under the framework boards are set an annual treatment target for hepatitis C.
In 2016-17 the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework was funded as part of the £161 million outcomes framework budget. This gives individual boards flexibility to allocate funding for Sexual Health and Blood Borne virus activity. The Scottish Government has not ring-fenced specific funding for hepatitis C, however boards are expected to continue to meet the framework target of at least 1,500 people per year initiated onto antiviral therapy.
Ayrshire and Arran
Dumfries and Galloway
Greater Glasgow and Clyde