Motion ref. S5M-21996
Biomedical Science Day on 11 June 2020
Submitted by: Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Supported by: Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Angela Constance, Bob Doris, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Alison Johnstone, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Gordon Lindhurst, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Mark McDonald, Stuart McMillan, Alex Neil, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Maureen Watt, Sandra White
That the Parliament recognises Biomedical Science Day on 11 June 2020: considers that, in the UK, biomedical scientists and laboratory staff play a key role in delivering high-quality pathology services that are the backbone of the NHS, including screening for, reporting on and monitoring all diseases and viruses: further understands that healthcare laboratories are involved in over 70% of diagnoses in the NHS and handle more than one billion samples every year, and thanks biomedical scientists, clinical scientists and laboratory staff for their work at the heart of healthcare.