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PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: Stage 3 Debate: Budget (Scotland)(no.5) Bill

23 February 2016
This briefing sets out the RCN's position on the Scottish Government Budget (Scotland) (no.5) Bill ahead of the Stage 3 debate taking place in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 23 February 2016.
At a time when budgets and resources are stretched, and ever increasing demands are being placed upon Scotland’s health care services, it is imperative that funding decisions are taken in a wholly transparent manner, and that their success can be scrutinised in a meaningful way. We also need to see investment in prevention to demonstrate the Scottish Government’s seriousness about moving care out into the community. We are also calling for a new approach to by the end of 2016 to help our health care services to be sustainable in the future.