Frequently Asked Questions - What will happen to the NHS in an independent Scotland?
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The NHS is already the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament. The process of becoming independent will not change the way you receive your health care. You’ll still be able to visit your GP and local hospital as now.
NHS Scotland already operates independently in Scotland. NHS Scotland has been the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament since devolution in 1999.
The Scottish Government’s vision for the NHS in Scotland is to maintain our publicly owned, publicly funded health service providing care free at the point of delivery.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.