Scottish Government publishes final progress report on rare diseases in Scotland

02 March 2021

Article: 55/0906

On 24 February 2021, the Scottish Government published its ‘Rare Disease Scotland: Final Progress Report’. The Scottish Implementation Plan was first published in 2014, following the release of the UK-wide strategy for rare diseases in November 2013. This final report evaluates Scotland’s progress against each of the 51 commitments set out in the 2013 strategy, covering the following five themes:

  • empowering those affected by rare diseases 
  • identifying and preventing rare diseases 
  • diagnosis and early intervention 
  • co-ordination of care 
  • the role of research

Source: Scottish Government, 24 February 2021