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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Dr. Sandesh Gulhane

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2021 - present day

About Dr. Sandesh Gulhane

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @sandeshgulhane

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6162
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

1018 Maryhill Road
Glasgow
G20 9TE

Phone: 0141 946 3335
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Sandesh is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Sandesh is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Long Covid

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sandesh does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Sandesh has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Sandesh has had 4 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 September 2021 - 14 July 2023

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Substitute Member

21 May 2021 - 16 September 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 16 September 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Women's Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 16 September 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Sandesh's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Dr. Sandesh Gulhane. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until the end of June 2021, I worked as a self-employed GP at a GP surgery in Glasgow earning between £5,001-£10,000 gross per annum, before deductions for tax and national insurance. I worked approximately one day per month.

Until 4 August 2021, I was Head of Medicine at Queen's Park Football Club, Lesser Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, G42 9BA. I worked one day per month and earned between £3,000-£5,000 per annum. [Amended interest 6 Aug 2021]

On 31 January 2023 I received remuneration of between £1,001-1,500 before deductions for tax and national insurance for shifts as a GP at West Kilbride Medical Practice (of 107B Main Street, West Kilbride, KA23 9AR). [Registered 25 January 2023]

On 30 June 2022 I received remuneration of £402.16 after deductions for tax and national insurance for an out of hours shift as a GP for Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, of 1055 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0XH. [Registered 30 June 2022]

On 31 January 2023 I received remuneration of between £1,001-1,500 before deductions for tax and national insurance for shifts as a GP at Sanquhar Health Centre (of Station Road, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire DG4 6BT). [Registered 25 January 2023]

On 16 May 2022, I received remuneration for the provision of match-day medical cover on 9 April for St Johnstone Football Club (McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2SJ). The sum received was between £0 and £500 before deductions for tax and national insurance. [Registered 25 May 2022]

Until the end of June 2021, I worked as a self-employed GP at a GP surgery in Glasgow earning between £10,001-£15,000 gross per annum, before deductions for tax and national insurance. I worked three days per week.

I am a self-employed GP. I work one day per week and occasional additional days during parliamentary recesses and earn between £30,001-£35,000 gross per annum before deductions for tax and national insurance. I work for GP surgeries in Glasgow and Forth Valley for Forth Medical Group, RLA Health Ltd (of 168 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TP). [Amended interest 25 January 2023]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I jointly own a flat in Glasgow with a market value of between £300,001-£350,000. I rent this property and receive a gross annual income of £10,001-£15,000. [Amended interest 12 March 2022]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 29th July 2022, I undertook a telephone interview by Viewpoint Research. In return, Viewpoint gave a £100 donation to my nominated charity, Bananabox Trust. [Registered 15 August 2022]

I am a champion for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. [Registered 30 September 2021]

I am a member of the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

I have previously worked as a doctor for multiple GP practices and hospitals.

I was a broadcaster for BBC TV and Radio.

I am a "Paths Champion" for Ramblers Scotland. [Registered 30 September 2021]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 15 March 2023]

I am a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

I am a member of the Medical and Dental Defence Union Scotland.

I am a former member of the Royal College of Surgeons. [Amended interest 17 August 2022]

I am a member of the British Medical Association.

On 27th July 2022 I attended a cricket match organised by “Beyond Boundaries” as a guest of Puneet Gupta of PG Paper Ltd. The cost of the ticket was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 1 August 2022]

I was a broadcaster for STV.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 18 June 2024

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "I declare an interest as a practicing NHS general practitioner. I will put my first question to James Mahon. Could you summarise the findings of the 2018 study on the implementation of self-directed support and any recommendations that it made?"

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "I refer members to my declaration in the register of members’ interests that I am a practising national health service general practitioner. This afternoon, we are focused on a fundamental right…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 11 June 2024

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "I declare an interest as a practising NHS GP. I would like to ask a number of very direct questions, if I may, and I would like everyone to respond to them. In this year’s budget, do you have a funding gap, and what is it…

Chamber meeting date: 4 June 2024

Health and Social Care

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests: I am a practising NHS general practitioner…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 4 June 2024

National Health Service Waiting Times

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "I declare an interest as a practising NHS general practitioner. More than 840 Scots are on waiting lists currently, one in three cancer patients is not being seen within 62 days and out-patient waits of more than one year have gone up by 11,000…

Votes

How Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has voted in Parliament

Find out how Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 16 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-28110

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of preliminary data collected by Kidney Care UK, which currently suggests that there is a severe lack of designated psychosocial support for adults and children with kidney disease in Scotland, what steps it is taking to improve NHS psychosocial support provision for people with chronic kidney disease."

Answer expected on 25 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28109

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is planning to implement minimum standards of psychosocial care to ensure that all patients living with chronic kidney disease receive equal access to the care that they need, regardless of geography."

Answer expected on 25 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27726

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to investigate any reasons for the standardised mortality ratio reportedly being (a) above the upper warning limit for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and (b) below the lower warning limit for the Western General Hospital, in 2023."

Answered by Neil Gray on 3 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27205

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Public Health Scotland having changed its dental activity data publication format such that new indicators reportedly cannot be equated with previous releases, how it is possible to compare current dental activity with previous activity levels and evaluate how far is left to go in attaining and surpassing…

Answered by Jenni Minto on 16 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27094

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to tackle any inequalities that affect outcomes after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, specifically to (a) overcome the reportedly low intervention rate where a woman is having a cardiac arrest and (b) improve outcomes for those from (i) deprived and (ii) ethnic minority backgrounds."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 13 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27095

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken, since the publication of Out of hospital cardiac arrest: strategy 2021 to 2026, to ensure that defibrillators are (a) placed in positions that are as accessible as possible to the public and (b) available 24/7."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27096

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to reports that defibrillators held in locked cabinets or requiring the use of an access code can slow down the response to an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and may affect the chance of survival, and what steps it has taken to encourage defibrillators to be installed in unlocked,…

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27097

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding defibrillators in schools, what action it has taken to encourage the installation of defibrillators in publicly accessible positions for use by the wider community, rather than in locked rooms within the schools."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27098

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to ensure that custodians of defibrillators are periodically trained in the (a) use of the defibrillator and (b) maintenance of the equipment."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03407

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to introduce long-term rent controls."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

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