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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16206: Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much additional funding each NHS board has sought in the last financial year due to overspend.

Answered by: Shona Robison 4 June 2018

For 2017-18, brokerage has been approved for NHS Ayrshire and Arran (£23 million), NHS Highland (£15 million) and NHS Tayside (£12.7 million).

Brokerage at this level requests represent less than 0.5% of total health spending and is managed within the overall portfolio budget for the year. The health and sport portfolio remains on track to deliver a breakeven position in 2017–18. Provision of brokerage demonstrates that our overriding priority is the protection of patient care and services.