Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Health and Sport Committee's remit:
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital - Review
Following the cryptococcus infection at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow in January, we have received a letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport informing the Committee on next steps. This will include an inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and also an independent external review.
Cannabis-based products for medicinal use
The Scottish Government's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood recently issued guidance in relation to cannabis-based products for medicinal use. A further review is being undertaken, with the expectation of additional guidance and advice being available later this year. The Committee has written to the Chief Medical Officer seeking further information on access to treatments, monitoring and prescribing.
The Committee received a response on 19 February 2019.