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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08913: Adam Tomkins (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS boards regarding levels of funding for Alcohol and Drug Partnerships, in light of the decision to transfer £53.8 million and responsibility for their funding to NHS boards.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 11 May 2017

Scottish Government funding for drug treatment and support services has historically been routed via health boards, where it is supplemented by additional contributions from the NHS and other statutory partners. From 2017-18 this funding has been provided for onward delegation to Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs), which provide the appropriate infrastructure through which to direct investment in community based treatment services, in line with local population needs.

The Scottish Government corresponds regularly with health boards to monitor and review performance with reference to agreed resource budget allocations and the implementation of Local Delivery Plans.