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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Meeting of the Parliament 09 May 2018

Agenda: Eliminating Hepatitis C, Portfolio Question Time, NHS Tayside (Mental Health Services), National Health Service (Waiting Times), Point of Order, Business Motion, Decision Time, Roads


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The first question is, that amendment S5M-12107.3, in the name of Shona Robison, which seeks to amend motion S5M-12107, in the name of Anas Sarwar, on an NHS Tayside public inquiry, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The second question is, that amendment S5M-12107.2, in the name of Miles Briggs, which seeks to amend motion S5M-12107, in the name of Anas Sarwar, on an NHS Tayside public inquiry, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The third question is, that motion S5M-12107, in the name of Anas Sarwar, on an NHS Tayside public inquiry, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the concerns expressed by families regarding the treatment of their loved ones within mental health services in NHS Tayside, access to facilities and the limited scope of the inquiry announced by the board; believes that a wider independent inquiry across the region would allow for these concerns to be investigated comprehensively in order to restore faith in these services among patients and their relatives and friends; further believes that it is important that families seeking answers are included in the establishment and remit of a wider inquiry; notes the catalogue of concerns regarding mental health services in NHS Tayside raised by campaigners and families of people who have died by suicide in the region; welcomes the decision of the new chair of NHS Tayside to commission an independent inquiry into mental health and suicide prevention services across the region; believes that this inquiry must be an opportunity to capture the concerns of the patients and families who have felt let down by services; considers that the inquiry should also help ensure that recommendations from recent Health Improvement Scotland and Mental Welfare Commission inspection reports are fully implemented; believes that, if the NHS Tayside-commissioned inquiry is hindered in its undertaking by either non-cooperation by providers or by lacking appropriate independence, the Scottish Government should subsequently convert it to an inquiry under the auspices of the Inquiries Act 2005; supports calls for the forthcoming Suicide Prevention Strategy to help deliver more constant crisis support for people who have lost a loved one to suicide; approves of the creation of a national suicide prevention leadership group to help support the creation and delivery of local prevention action plans, and endorses the inclusion of the development of reviews, where necessary multi-agency, into all deaths from suicide as part of the new Suicide Prevention Strategy.”

The Presiding Officer

The fourth question is, that amendment S5M-12108.1, in the name of Shona Robison, which seeks to amend motion S5M-12108, in the name of Anas Sarwar, on waiting times, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The final question is, that motion S5M-12108, in the name of Anas Sarwar, on waiting times, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament notes that the Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 establishes a legal 12-week treatment time guarantee for eligible patients who are due to receive planned inpatient or day case treatment; further notes that Audit Scotland has shown that this has not been delivered for all patients; acknowledges the impact that long and unknown waits can have on an individual’s work, family life and mental and physical wellbeing, and believes that, in the interest of patient care and the principles of honesty and transparency, NHS boards should communicate an accurate expected waiting time range to patients; supports the Scottish Government making any necessary changes to the Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities and guidance to NHS boards to ensure that this is delivered, and believes that, to meet the evolving needs of the people of Scotland, NHS and care services must be supported to shift the balance of care from acute to primary and social care where possible, and that effective engagement with the public will be key to this being achieved.