PE1845: Agency to advocate for the healthcare needs of rural Scotland
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to create an agency to ensure that health boards offer ‘fair’ and ‘reasonable’ management of rural and remote healthcare issues.
Petitioner: Gordon Baird on behalf of Galloway Community Hospital Action Group
Status: Under consideration
Date published: 23 November 2020
Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration
13 January 2021: The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. The Committee also agreed to write to the Scottish Rural Health Partnership.
Official Report of Meeting 13 January 2021
10 March 2021: The Committee agreed to continue this petition and include it in its legacy paper for its successor Committee, along with a suggestion to seek views from the Remote and Rural General Practice Short Life Working Group, chaired by Sir Lewis Ritchie, and rural NHS boards, and to write to the Scottish Government to request an update on the National Centre for Rural Health.
8 September: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. It also agreed to write to the Remote and Rural General Practice Short Life Working Group and to rural health boards.
4 May 2022: The Committee agreed to invite the Petitioner to provide evidence at a future meeting.
8 June 2022: The Committee took evidence from petitioner Gordon Baird and agreed to consider the evidence heard at a future meeting.
15 June 2022:The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, in the context of that committee’s wider consideration of health inequalities.
PE1845/X: Claire Fleming submission of 27 April 2022 193.2KB pdf posted 03 May 2022
PE1845/Y: Finlay Carson MSP submission of 3 May 2022 55KB pdf posted 03 May 2022