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Social Security Committee 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland) (Con)

I will explore a couple of things and I will ask first about staff vacancies. Your report says that 30 per cent of the posts in the programme have been vacant—you...

Social Security Committee 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne

The agency gave quite credible evidence that it would backstop the difficulties in recruiting people who have the necessary skills by training people in-house. Di...

Social Security Committee 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne

There is also an issue with retention. Obviously, when an organisation is developing its own skills, it is key that it has the skills in the first place to share ...

Social Security Committee 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne

No. For an organisation to develop its own skills, it needs to have people who can give the benefit of their experience and who can provide the training and empow...

Social Security Committee 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne

That leads me nicely on to the second area that I want to ask about—that of risk management. Although you talk about risk throughout the report, I did not come aw...

Meeting of the Parliament 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland) (Con)

On the whole, the report was very positive. However, one of the findings was that only 51 per cent of staff believed that poor performance is dealt with effective...

Meeting of the Parliament 29 May 2019 [Draft] : 29 May 2019 View PDF version
3. Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland) (Con)

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage the recruitment of GPs in rural communities. (S5O-03292)

Meeting of the Parliament 29 May 2019 [Draft] : 29 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne

It is clear that the measures are not working quickly enough. This week, Tranent medical practice in East Lothian took the decision to stop taking advance booking...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 May 2019 [Draft] : 28 May 2019 View PDF version
Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland) (Con)

For someone who is suffering from poor mental health, dealing with life is a challenge, even when things are going well and the person has all the support that th...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019 View PDF version
2. Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland) (Con)

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the primary school system is fit for purpose. (S5O-03273)

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