Correspondence

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Health and Sport Committee's remit:

Scottish Government Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP)

On 24 January 2018 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison MSP, wrote to the Committee to advise that the Scottish Government had published their Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP).

Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill - Delivery Plan

On 15 December 2017 the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP, wrote to the Committee inviting views on priorities for the Delivery Plan for actions the Scottish Government should take to meet targets set out in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

On 30 January 2018 the Convener of the Health and Sport Committee replied to the Cabinet Secretary.

Scottish Trauma Network (STN)

On 31 January the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to advise that a National Implementation Plan had been agreed by the STN Steering Group at the end of 2017.

Montgomery Review

On 2 February the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to update on the Scottish Government's progress of delivering recommendations from Dr Brian Montgomery's Review of Access to New Medicines.  The Peer Approved Clinical System (PACS) Tier Two implementation date has been postponed until June 2018.

EU Engagement and Scrutiny of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament

On 21 December 2017 the Convener of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee (CTEER) wrote to the Convener requesting that the Committee report back on any EU scrutiny carried out; specifically in relation to common frameworks and Brexit as well as the European Commission's work programme.

On 8 February 2018 our Convener, Lewis Macdonald responded.