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Welcome to National Services Scotland

We provide services and advice to the NHS and wider public sector

Services and information

Blood, tissues and cells

Explore clinical services that support the range of blood transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.

Countering fraud

Report a fraud in NHSScotland, reduce the risk of fraud in your organisation and pay incorrect NHSScotland exemption claim charges.

Dental services

Providing General Dental Services (GDS) care and treatment, and ensuring associated payments to practitioners for their services are made.

Digital systems and security

Access digital services including end-to-end business solutions, technology and data for clinical settings, and digital security options.

Health facilities

Find health facilities services that cover decontamination, incident reporting, sustainability and engineering.


Discover comprehensive legal services for health boards that cover litigation, employment, commercial contracts and more.

Medical services

Providing support to paying GPs for contracted services they provide to the public, and managing patient registration and health record data.

National programmes

Discover the national innovation and development programmes NSS is delivering for Scotland’s health and care

National Screening Oversight

Discover how NSO works with Health Boards and external partners to provide national oversight and assurance of population screening.

NHS Scotland Assure

Discover how NHS Scotland Assure works with health boards to improve our healthcare built environment.

Ophthalmic services

Providing support to opticians and making payments for NHS General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) eye examinations, spectacles and contact lenses.

Patient exemptions

Find out more about who is entitled to exemptions from NHSScotland charges and quickly and securely pay charges for incorrect claims.

Patient support schemes

Find the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme and the Scottish Government Mesh Fund for patients.

Pharmacy services

Providing services including payments, management of ePharmacy and customer service to community pharmacies and dispensing contractors.

Procurement and logistics

Discover tendering and innovation services for suppliers, plus health board services and training options.

Specialist healthcare

Find the national specialist healthcare services that we commission and performance manage. This includes screening and services for rare conditions.