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Chamber and committees

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • health services in Scotland – including performance, staffing and funding
  • primary care - including dentistry, GPs, and pharmacy services
  • public health including mental health and wellbeing, and tackling drugs misuse
  • social care
  • sport and physical activity

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Alex Bruce, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Twitter: @SP_HSCS

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Current Members

Martin, Gillian

Gillian Martin

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeenshire East (Constituency)

O'Kane, Paul

Paul O'Kane

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Callaghan, Stephanie

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Uddingston and Bellshill (Constituency)

Gulhane, Sandesh

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Harper, Emma

Emma Harper

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Mackay, Gillian

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Mochan, Carol

Carol Mochan

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Torrance, David

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Kirkcaldy (Constituency)

Tweed, Evelyn

Evelyn Tweed

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Stirling (Constituency)

Webber, Sue

Sue Webber

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Substitute Members

Baillie, Jackie

Jackie Baillie

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Dumbarton (Constituency)

Findlay, Russell

Russell Findlay

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

McNair, Marie

Marie McNair

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Care and Wellbeing Portfolio - Response from Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

Letter from Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary, Health and Social Care with an update on the Care and Wellbeing Portfolio, 25 May 2022

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Care and Wellbeing Portfolio

Letter from the Gillian Martin, Convener, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee to Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care and Care and Wellbeing Portfolio, 11 May 2022

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Announcement of the introduction of funding for Health Checks for anyone over 16 with a learning disability

Letter from Kevin Stewart, Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care informing of the introduction of funding for a national roll out of annual health checks for anyone over the age of 16 with a learning disability, 20 May 2022

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Social Care, Subordinate Legislation

Meeting date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Audit Scotland Report: “NHS in Scotland 2021”

Meeting date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Tackling Alcohol Harms, Provisional Common Framework on Food Composition Standards and Labelling, Subordinate Legislation

Reports

Committee reports

13 May 2022

Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

An inquiry report by the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland.

20 April 2022

Additional supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum to the Health and Care Bill

This report sets out the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's consideration of an additional supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the UK Health and Care Bill.

Remit

To consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care and matters relating to drugs policy.