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Changes in NHS culture recommended following Holyrood Committee investigation

02.07.2018

A comprehensive investigation into the culture of the NHS and how this impacts on patients has been undertaken by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee who today publish their findings.

Views sought on opt-out system of organ donation

28.06.2018

Proposed legislation which will create an opt-out system for organ donation, that would assume people were in favour of donation unless they have stated otherwise, is currently being examined by the Health and Sport Committee.

Legislation on effective staffing levels in health and care services to be examined by a Holyrood Committee

07.06.2018

Proposals that place a legislative duty on health boards and care service providers to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of qualified staff on duty are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

The treatment of Scottish patients must not be compromised or delayed warns Health Committee

10.05.2018

The Health and Sport Committee are warning against weakening the Scottish Parliament's ability to take decisions in the best interests of Scotland once powers are devolved from the European Union (EU).

Outdated IT systems, reluctance to change and confusion over data sharing are preventing innovation in the NHS, finds a Parliamentary Committee

01.02.2018

In a report, which it will send to Scottish Government, the Committee highlights how a reluctance to adopt new ways of working, coupled with multiple, outdated IT systems that are often incompatible, remain a major obstacle for change.

‘Do NHS boards adhere to good corporate governance?’ asks Health and Sport Committee

09.01.2018

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the effectiveness of corporate governance in NHS Boards.

Call for written views into the potential impact of Brexit on health

11.12.2017

A Scottish Parliament Committee has issued a call for views on the potential impact leaving the European Union could have on health and social care in Scotland.

Participation in sport and physical activity remains static finds a new parliamentary report

27.11.2017

Over the past 10 years, the number of Scots taking part in sporting activities in Scotland has remained static finds a new Parliamentary report.

‘What has been delivered by £8bn spend?’ asks Health and Sport Committee

13.11.2017

In a report intended to influence the Scottish Government’s health and sport budget, the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee are critical about lack of progress by Integration Authorities (IAs).

Health and social care Integration Authorities criticised for ‘Tick box approach’ to engagement - Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee

12.09.2017

Engaging with the public and stakeholders must not be a ‘tick box’ exercise for Health and social care Integration Authorities (IAs), says the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Views invited on patient care in the NHS

26.06.2017

Does the NHS in Scotland deliver safe and high quality care for patients?

Views invited on priorities for health and sport spending

15.06.2017

What areas of the health and sport budget should be prioritised?

Could technology and innovation transform the NHS?

31.05.2017

What key opportunities exist for innovation and the use of technology in health and social care over the next ten years and will this lead to significant change in how the service is managed and delivered?

Views sought on removing barriers to participation in grassroots sport

20.05.2017

A Holyrood Committee is seeking views on the removal of barriers to participation in grassroots sport.

Healthcare provision in prisons should achieve parity with wider society within two years says Holyrood’s Health Committee

10.05.2017

MSPs have called on the Scottish Government to prepare a strategic plan covering health and social care in prisons, setting out how prison healthcare can reach parity with wider society within the next two years.

Still too many barriers to participation in sport say MSPs

08.05.2017

A Scottish Parliament committee examining the levels of participation in sport says there is still work to be done in encouraging more people to take part in grassroots sport, over two years after Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games.

Action needed now on child protection in sport says Holyrood committee

26.04.2017

A scheme intended to protect children from abuse in sport may not be working and needs to be rectified now, according to a Holyrood parliamentary report.

Barriers to participating in sport investigated in a visit to Edinburgh

28.02.2017

The barriers to participation and the availability of sports facilities across the country were just some of the issues explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee visited facilities in Edinburgh.

Access to sport investigated by MSPs in a visit to Aviemore

27.02.2017

The barriers to participation and the availability of sports facilities are just some of the issues to be explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee visited Aviemore and Kingussie today.

Barriers to participating in sport investigated in a series of Scotland wide visits by MSPs

27.02.2017

The barriers to participation in sport and the availability of sports facilities across the country are just some of the issues to be explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee undertake a series of visits across Scotland.

Culture of the NHS to be investigated by parliamentary committee

15.02.2017

The culture of the NHS and the way this impacts on patients is to be investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee, who are today asking NHS staff for their views.

Consultation with patients over health and social care plans under the spotlight

13.02.2017

Whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care is being investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Healthcare in prisons to be investigated by MSPs

03.02.2017

Access to and the effectiveness of healthcare in prisons is to be investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Bold approach needed to tackle obesity finds Health Committee

23.01.2017

Scotland has a good policy framework in place to tackle obesity but there is an inconsistent approach to implementing and resourcing these policies according to MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee

Inquiry launched into the barriers to accessing sport

16.01.2017

A major inquiry has been launched into sport participation and barriers to participation by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Measures to improve mental health in Scotland set out by MSPs

19.12.2016

Following an inquiry into the provision of mental health services for children, adolescents and adults, MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have set out a number of key issues which they believe will improve mental health treatment in Scotland.

Evidence session on child protection in sport announced by MSPs

16.12.2016

Following recent historical allegations of child sexual abuse in football, MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have announced their intention to take evidence on the issue of child protection in sport.

Barriers to recruitment and retention in the NHS outlined by MSPs

09.12.2016

Barriers to recruitment and retention in the NHS have been outlined by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee in a letter to Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP.

£8 billion budgets need to be better aligned to deliver transformational health and social care

30.11.2016

Following an inquiry into health and social care integration budgets, MSPs were disappointed to find that the majority of Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) started the financial year without finalised budgets in place.

GP shortages must be addressed according to MSPs

10.11.2016

Concerns around GP shortages must be addressed and MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have today written to the Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP to highlight what they think can make a positive difference to the profession.

Concerns raised about the viability of Scotland’s social care workforce

27.10.2016

A number of concerns have been highlighted about the long-term sustainability of the social care workforce in Scotland by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Delayed discharges reducing but further challenges remain find MSPs

06.10.2016

Tackling delayed discharges is critical to delivering person centred care, however there are a number of barriers including funding that are preventing people from getting the care they need in the right place according to the Health and Sport Committee.

Strategic vision set out by the Health and Sport committee

15.09.2016

The impact of health inequalities on people in Scotland are one of four strategic priorities that have today been outlined by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Ambitious programme set out for Holyrood’s Health Committee

08.07.2016

A series of issues currently affecting the health sector in Scotland are being prioritised for investigation by MSPs on the newly established Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

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