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National Services Division

What we do

We lead on behalf of NHS boards and Scottish Government to achieve the delivery of equitable, high value health services for patients in Scotland.

Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner for planning, commissioning and coordinating high-quality, person-centred specialist services, networks and screening programmes.


If you have a general query, you can contact the team by email:

Please note that NSD does not directly provide medical services and we will not be able to answer queries about your own care or appointments. If you would like to discuss any aspects of your care, please contact your primary healthcare provider. This might be your GP, Consultant, Nurse or other healthcare professional. They will be best placed to give you the right advice.

Our services

About specialist services

We commission over 85 specialist services on behalf of Scotland’s health boards and the Scottish Government. Find out more about the process.

About population screening

Working with boards, we coordinate and commission the national screening programmes in Scotland. Learn more about why screening takes place.

What are national networks?

Connecting a range of stakeholders to improve and deliver safe, effective healthcare that is designed around patients, carers and families.