Health boards are being doubted to be in a problem of maintaining their budget, since an increase of £36 million has been announced in the cost of Scotland's NHS prescriptions, a recent report has unveiled.
It has been found that the spending on prescriptions was much higher by almost nine of total 14 health boards. Some £1.18 billion was spent by each on prescriptions, says the report.
Further, a notable rise in number of prescribed items has also been noted. The 3.8% increase over the number in 2010-11 realized by 94.9 million prescriptions has been concerning the statistics revealers.
"The pressure is mounting on health boards to make increasingly difficult decisions to balance their books while still maintaining quality services that meet growing patient demand", said Theresa Fyffe, who is RCN Scotland director.
He says that the situation is not acceptable as the total health budget of the NHS is already instable.
Health boards are thus being asked to provide a proper info in fact about where the spending is being made actually. Also, they are being urged to inform about their future plans so that they may get public's full support in bringing an overhaul in the existing health services.
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