Correspondence

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Health and Sport Committee's remit

Ageing Population

On 20 July the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport seeking an update on the Reshaping Care for Older People programme, specifically the Older People's Change Fund.  

On the 3 August 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to the Convener.

On the 24 August 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport sent a further response to the Convener. 

Infected Blood Payments

On 15 July the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport seeking an update regarding the delivery of financial support by the Scottish Government to those affected by infected NHS blood. 

On 29 July the Cabinet Secrtary for Health and Sport responded to the Convener. 

On 28 December the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to a letter from the Convener. 

National Infertility Group Report

On 22 June the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health and Sport regarding the National Infertility Group Report. 

On 15 July the Convener responded to the Minister for Public Health and Sport and the Chief Executives of each NHS Board seeking further information on some of the specific issues raised by the Infertility Group Report and assurances regarding the future funding of fertility services.  

On 29 August the Minister for Public Health and Sport responded to the Convener.

Implications to Scotland of Brexit

On 15 July the Committee received a letter from the Convener for the European and External Relations Committee.

On 8 August the Convener responded to a letter from the Convener for the European and External Relations Committee.

On 8 February 2017 the Convener wrote to the Convener of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee outlining the Health and Sport Committee's EU scrutiny.

Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry

On the 30 September 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Committee to provide an update on the Vale Of Leven Hospital Inquiry

On 25 May the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Convener to provide a progress update on the inquiry.

On 29 June the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Convener to provide a further update on the inquiry.

Scottish Ambulance Service Response Model

On 3 October 2016 the Chief Medical Officer wrote to the Convener of the Health and Sport Committee outlining changes to the Scottish Ambulance Service response model

Palliative and end of life care

On 16 November the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport for an update on the implementation of the Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy that was published in December 2015.

On 6 December 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to the Convener's letter.

On 19 January the Convener wrote a follow up letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

On 9 February the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to the Committee's follow-up letter.

Health inflation and the NHS Estate

On 16 November the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport provided the Committee with information on health inflation and the NHS estate.

Montgomery Review

On 14 December 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Committee with information on Dr Brian Montgomery's recent review of new medicines access.

On 16 November 2017 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Committee with an update on the recommendations of Dr Brian Montgomery's review published in December 2016

Health and Social Care Delivery Plan

On 19 December the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener advising of the launch of the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan.

National Cleft Surgery Service in Scotland

On 20 December the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener advising of her decision in relation to the national cleft surgery service in Scotland.

Scottish Trauma Network

On the 11 January the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to confirm the approval of proposals to develop a bespoke Scottish Trauma Network (STN). 

Medical Schools Matriculation Policy

On 8 December the Committee wrote to medical schools in Scotland about their matriculation policy.  The medical schools issued the following responses.

Review of Maternity and Neonatal Service

On 20 January the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener with the report on the review of maternity and neonatal service.

Scottish Government Strategies

On 6 February the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener detailing upcoming Health related Scottish Government strategies for 2017.

On 28 June the Minister for Mental Health wrote tot he Convener to advise of the launch of the 2017-2020 Dementia Strategy.

Scottish Health Council 

On the 24 January the Committee took evidence from the Scottish Health Council and the Committee agreed to write to them about the issues that were highlighted in the session.  The Convener wrote to the Scottish Health Council on 9 February 2017.

On 28 April Healthcare Improvement Scotland wrote to the Convener to provide an update on the Scottish Health Council review.

NHS Pay Recommendations

On 23 March the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener about recommendations on pay for 2017-18 from the NHS Pay Review Body.

Safe Staffing 

On 11 April the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener about safe staffing in the NHS. 

Budget Process Review Group

On 10 March the Convener of the Finance and Constitution Committee wrote to the Convener highlighting the Budget Process Review Group's Interim Report and requesting the views of the Committee.

On 18 April the Convener wrote to the Convener of the Finance and Constitution Committee in response to his letter.

Alcohol and Drug Partnerships

On 19 April the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport about funding for Alcohol and Drug Partnerships.

On 9 June the Minister for Public Health and Sport responded to the Convener's letter on funding for Alcohol and Drug Partnerships.

NHSScotland Confidential Alert Line (NCAL)

On 27 April the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to advise that an invitation to tender has been issued for a new Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Services for NHSScotland.

NHS National Waiting Times Centre

On the 9 May the Committee took evidence from the NHS National Waiting Times Centre. Following this session, on 11 May, the Convener wrote to the NHS National Waiting Times Centre seeking some further information.

On 25 May the Committee received a response from the NHS National Waiting Times Centre.

On 31 May the Committee wrote to the NHS National Waiting Times Centre.

On 13 June the NHS National Waiting Times Centre responded to the Convener's letter of 31 May.

NHS Health Scotland

On 16 May the Committee took evidence from NHS Health Scotland.  The Convener wrote to NHS Health Scotland requesting follow up information on 31 May 2017.

On 16 June NHS Health Scotland responded to the Convener's letter of 31 May.

Scottish Ambulance Service

On 23 May the Committee took evidence from the Scottish Ambulance Service.  The Convener wrote to the Scottish Ambulance Service requesting follow up information on 6 June 2017.

On 22 June the Scottish Ambulance Service responded to the Convener's letter.

Health and Social Care Workforce Plan

On 28 June the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to provide details of the launch of the health and social care workforce plan.

Analysis of Consultation on Increasing Organ and Tissue Donation

On 28 June the Minister for Public Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to advise on the outcome on the consultation on increasing organ and tissue donation.

ScotGEM

On 27 July the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Committee advising of the introduction of Scotland's first graduate entry scheme - ScotGEM.

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Prescribed Days) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/207)

On 6 September the Convener wrote to the Minister for Public Health and Sport regarding the above SSI.

On 19 September the Convener wrote to the Minister for Public Health and Sport following a non-response to the above letter.

On 21 September the Minister for Public Health and Sport responded to the Convener's letters.

Suicide Prevention Strategy

On 28 September the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport seeking an update on a new Suicide Prevention Strategy.

On 5 October the Minister for Mental Health responded to the Convener's letter.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board Annual Review

On 4 October the Convener wrote to John Brown, Chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde regarding D&C delays and neonatal facilities following their Annual Review meeting on 2 October.

On 6 November John Brown, Chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde responded to the Convener.

Winter resilience across health and social services

On 5 October the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener regarding the announcement of additional winter resilience funding.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran (Adverse Events)

On 10 November the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener regarding progress following Health Improvement Scotland's report from June 2017.

2018 Scottish General Medical Services Contract Offer

On 13 November the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener regarding the Scottish Government and Scottish General Practitioners' Committee (SGPC) of the British Medical Association agreement of the terms of the 2018 General Medical Services contract offer.

 UK Government Announcement on Sleepovers

On 20 November the Scottish Government wrote to the Convener regarding the new Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS) relating to sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector.