Petition by Mrs Andrea MacArthur calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review and overhaul the current out-dated and ineffective method of diagnosing and treating Pernicious Anaemia/VitaminB12 Deficiency.

Number of signatures: 1
Date lodged: 17 October 2011


15 November 2011: The Committee took evidence from Mrs Andrea MacArthur and Martyn Hooper, Executive Chair, Pernicious Anaemia Society and agreed to seek time in the Chamber for a Committee debate on the petition. The Committee also agreed to write to the Scottish Government, a selection of NHS boards (Highland, Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow and Clyde) and the Royal College of General Practitioners seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 15 November 2011 (380KB pdf)

7 March 2012: The Committee held a debate in the Chamber on the subject of the petition Link to Official Report 7 March 2012 (653KB pdf)

20 March 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 20 March 2012 (432KB pdf)

12 June 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 12 June 2012 (383KB pdf)  

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