IT upgrade for Scottish NHS after £525m injection

Scotland’s NHS is to upgrade its IT systems and equipment following a £525 million cash injection from the Scottish government.

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Scotland’s NHS is to upgrade its IT systems and equipment following a £525 million cash injection from the Scottish government.

Of the government allocation, £324 million will be spent across Scotland to build new 'fit-for-purpose' facilities and improve equipment.

The remaining £201 million will be spent on specific projects, including e-health, primary care and primary- and community-care premises. The financial boost will also be used to upgrade computer equipment used by the health authority.

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the cash would improve the service for local people.

"The record funding I am announcing today will enable NHS boards across Scotland to continue with their building programmes to ensure we have a health service infrastructure that is fit for the 21st century," she said.