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  • The petitioner raised issues directly in December with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Health Secretary Shona Robison later phoned the petitioner on 18th December 2014, promising to visit the hospital  "early in the New Year"; this changed in March to "later in the year".
  • The petitioner has personally written to numerous MSPs. The petitioner met in 2013 with the previous Health Secretary, Alex Neil.
  • A petition on Change.org against patients being barred from this hospital and seeking action on future viability has received over 28,890 signatures of support.
  • At a meeting of the Cross Party Group on Chronic Pain on the 24th Feb 2015, 39 people including MSPs passed a unanimous motion to the Cabinet Secretary calling on her to conduct a moratorium and investigate direct funding. The Scottish Government has still not addressed these points.
  • Letter, 17th Feb 2015 sent by Ian Welsh, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Alliance, Scotland, after the petitioner met with him, to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, Shona Robison, calling on the Scottish Government to hold a moratorium on withdrawing patients and consider better funding arrangements to ensure patient access from throughout Scotland. The Alliance represents over a 1,000 organisations and individuals involved with chronic conditions.
  • Motions S4M-11962 (19th Dec 2014) and S4M-13084 (4th May 2015) by Elaine Smith MSP Expressing concern at the decision by NHS Lanarkshire to cease referrals to NHS CIC. Parliamentary questions were also lodged by Elaine Smith MSP (S4W-24721, S4W-24722, S4W-24723), Claudia Beamish MSP (S4O-04069), and Jim Hume (S4W-24877) and on the 25th Feb 2015 Jim Hume also sent a letter to the Cabinet Secretary calling for Government intervention, a moratorium and to secure funding arrangements for the CIC nationally. Health spokesperson Jenny Marra also sent a letter.