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Question reference: S6W-26863

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 15 April 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 23 April 2024


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to ensure that people with long COVID can access specialist treatment that may only be available in NHS boards outside of the one at which they are registered.


The NHS Scotland National Access Policy provides that whilst the vast majority of patients are seen within their local area, services may also be delivered through another Health Board or suitable alternative provider.

We have commissioned NHS National Services Scotland to establish a National Strategic Network for long COVID. This brings together representatives from Health Boards across NHS Scotland to provide a forum for the exchange of learning and best practice in delivering support and services for people with long COVID.