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PE01404: Access to Insulin Pump Therapy

Health

Petitioner: Stephen Fyfe on behalf of Diabetes UK Scotland

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 27 September 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to conduct an immediate review into the provision of insulin pump therapy (CSII) in Scotland in order to address the low and inequitable access across the country.

Petition History:

Summary:

1 November 2011: The Committee took evidence from Jane-Claire Judson, National Director and Stephen Fyfe, Media and Communications Officer, Diabetes UK Scotland and Dorothy Farquharson. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and a selection of NHS boards (Fife, Tayside, Ayrshire and Arran, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Western Isles and Shetland) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 1 November 2011 (442KB pdf)

24 January 2012: The Committee agreed to write to NHS Western Isles and await the Scottish Government’s announcement. Link to Official Report 24 January 2012 (318KB pdf)

17 April 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 17 April 2012 (473KB pdf)

26 June 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and consider the petition again once the Boards’ action plans and the first of the quarterly reports by the Scottish Diabetes Group are available. The Committee also agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 26 June 2012 (463KB pdf)

8 January 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and some NHS Boards. The Committee also agreed to invite NHS Western Isles and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to give evidence at the meeting to be held in Stornoway in March 2013. Link to Official Report 8 January 2013 (474KB pdf)

15 March 2013: The Committee took evidence from Dr James Ward, Medical Director, NHS Western Isles and Rev Hugh Maurice Stewart, Minister, Charge of Lochs-in-Bernera linked with Uig. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and invite the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 15 March 2013 (438KB pdf)

14 May 2013: The Committee took evidence from Michael Matheson, Minister for Public Health, and Tom Pilcher, Senior Policy Manager, Clinical Priorities Team, Scottish Government. The Committee agreed to consider the petition again after the Summer recess. Link to Official Report 14 May 2013 (503KB pdf)

1 October 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 1 October 2013 (477KB pdf)

10 December 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the basis that the Scottish Government has undertaken a review into insulin pump provision and is taking action to address issues of access. In closing the petition, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 10 December 2013 (425KB pdf)   

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