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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03601
Asked by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 8 October 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the board of NHS Tayside regarding how it supports oncologists.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 November 2021


Answer

Scottish Government officials have a weekly call with NHS Tayside’s Cancer Team to track all patients on an urgent suspicion of cancer (USC) pathway and update on service delivery, including workforce.

To support Cancer and Diagnostic services the Scottish Government has invested £10 million to support cancer services during and beyond the pandemic. This will support increased access to cancer diagnostics and staffing. A further £9 million will also be allocated this year to support diagnostic imaging capacity. We have also invested in mobile units located in NHS Highland and NHS Tayside to increase capacity.