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Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing (Joe FitzPatrick)

“Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland’s strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths”, which was published in November 2018, sets out...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Joe FitzPatrick

Recovery cafes play a key role in supporting people’s recovery from problem alcohol and drug use. They are led by people in recovery for others in recovery and de...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Joe FitzPatrick

The member has raised that point previously, and he will be aware that I support our having that power. The power is intended to recoup any additional profit from...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Joe FitzPatrick

Across Scotland, drug and alcohol partnerships are shaping their services according to local circumstances. Particularly in Glasgow, there has been a major reshap...

Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing (Joe FitzPatrick)

On behalf of the Scottish Government, I thank Marie Curie, the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London for publishing the important research. I add my w...

Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020 View PDF version
Joe FitzPatrick

That is an interesting point. I have not given it great consideration but, when Mr Stewart raised it earlier, I wondered whether we should at least consider it. W...

Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020 View PDF version
Joe FitzPatrick

That is true, which is why it is important that the work is being driven on a community basis and through partnership. Mr McDonald mentioned the survey that happe...

Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020 View PDF version
Joe FitzPatrick

As Emma Harper noted, having a highly trained and valued health and social care workforce is key to the success of delivering palliative and end-of-life care, par...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 January 2020 [Draft] : 07 January 2020 View PDF version
The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing (Joe FitzPatrick)

Each and every death is a tragedy, and tackling this issue is a priority for me and the Government. We set up the drug deaths task force specifically to advise on...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 January 2020 [Draft] : 07 January 2020 View PDF version
Joe FitzPatrick

Decisions on the configuration of local services, including residential rehabilitation, are made locally across Scotland, and I am sure that the member is not asking me to centralise those s...

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