THE cash to provide new health centre facilities in Glasgow is a welcome boost for communities were improvements are needed most.
Significant efforts are being made both by individuals and authorities to improve our poor health record and access to the latest and most modern facilities can only be a help.
Yesterday we saw the impact a small reduction in the number of smokers could have in Glasgow and more people have been accessing NHS smoking cessation services.
Other services like health checks and clinics for specific conditions will always have a better uptake rate when they are located in centres in the community which are easily accessible.
New centres are being built in other parts of Glasgow too, showing a commitment to local health care and to improving our health record.
There will be, and already are, a range of services available at the local health centres, not just GP ready for consultation when someone is ill.
If we all want to be healthier we can do ourselves a favour and find out exactly what is on offer and take steps to a healthier life.
This £40m will be useful in the campaign to turn Glasgow into a healthier, happier city for the future generations to enjoy.