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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00145: Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.

NHS Board

Amount

Ayrshire and Arran

1,741,857

Borders

401,456

Dumfries and Galloway

636,685

Fife

1,302,657

Forth Valley

1,418,319

Grampian

2,659,315

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

7,223,593

Highland

1,138,530

Lanarkshire

2,501,571

Lothian

5,129,215

Orkney

101,718

Shetland

127,139

Tayside

2,241,327

Western Isles

115,109

NSS HPS

770,597

NSS ISD

51,000