Our Plan for Scotland

Promoting Good Health

Promoting good health

We will continue the wide range of action to tackle smoking and poor diet, and encourage exercise.

We will continue to raise awareness of the early warning signs of diseases and the preventative approaches available. We will continue to invest in sport and promote healthy lifestyles.

We will extend the rights of GPs to social prescribing, including free access to exercise programmes or home insulation if they judge it will help the health and well-being of an individual.

We will continue to extend the use of technology enabled care and tele-medicine where it can help patients and medical professionals.

We will maintain free prescriptions, and free eye and dental checks.