Public Petitions (Active)

 

Open petitions with the Health and Sport Committee

Details of open petitions referred to this Committee for consideration are outlined below.  The most recent petition is at the top.

PE01710

Community hospital and council care home services in Scotland

Date lodged:  31 October 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the provision of services for the elderly and long-term sick in community and cottage hospitals as well as council care homes across Scotland.

Health and Sport Committee's consideration

Tuesday 17 March 2020

The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 17 March 2020.

The Committee agreed to incorporate the petition into its Social Care inquiry.

PE01605

Whistleblowing in the NHS - a safer way to report mismanagement and bullying

Date lodged:  22 March 2016

Petition by Peter Gregson on behalf of Kids not Suits calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish an independent national whistleblower hotline for NHS staff to replace the current helpline. It would differ in that it would investigate reports about mismanagement and malpractice, often without recourse to NHS managers.

Health and Sport Committee's consideration

Tuesday 25 April 2017

The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 25 April 2017.

The Committee agreed to incorporate the petition into its inquiry on NHS Governance and to hold an evidence session on whistleblowing at a future meeting.

The NHS Governance inquiry evidence session on whistleblowing was held on 13 June 2017.

The Committee published its report: The Governance of the NHS in Scotland - ensuring delivery of the best healthcare for Scotland on 2 July 2018.

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (Healthcare Whistleblowing) draft Order 2019

The draft Order was laid with the Parliament on 30 April 2019 and subject to the super-affirmative procedure.  That means an additional stage of scrutiny whereby the Parliament considers a proposal for a statutory instrument before the instrument is formally laid.

The Committee issued a short call for views which ran from 8 May to 22 May 2019 and held an oral evidence session on 28 May 2019.

Following the evidence session, the Committee published its report on 25 June 2019: Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) (Healthcare Whistleblowing) Order 2019 - Proposed Regulations.

The Committee received a response to the report from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 2 September 2019.

Following the response from the Cabinet Secretary on 2 September 2019, the Committee issued a further letter on 12 September 2019.

The Committee received a response from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 23 September 2019.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 29 October 2019 and agreed to to keep the petition open and hold a call for views ahead of its consideration of the draft the Public Services Reform (The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman) (Healthcare Whistleblowing) Order 2020. 

The Public Services Reform (The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman) (Healthcare Whistleblowing) Order 2020

The Committee received a notification from the Scottish Government on The Public Services Reform (The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman) (Healthcare Whistleblowing) Order 2020, and its Explanatory Documents, on 28 October 2019.

The Committee agreed at its meeting on 29 October 2019 to issue a call for views on the Draft Order, which ran from Tuesday 29 October to Tuesday 12 November 2019.

The Committee then held an evidence session on 19 November 2019 with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

The Committee reported on 21 November 2019 and approved the Order.

PE01568

Funding, access and promotion of the NHS Centre for Integrative Care

Date lodged:  12 May 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that Scotland-wide access to the NHS Centre of Integrative Care (NHS CIC) is restored by providing national funding for a specialist national resource for chronic conditions, to uphold NHS patient choice and cease the current postcode lottery by removing barriers to patient access and prevent institutional discrimination by helping to promote the benefits of this care pathway for patients with long-term conditions.

Health and Sport Committee's consideration 

Tuesday 15 November 2016

The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 15 November 2016.

The Committee agreed to invite the Scottish Health Council to give oral evidence on their general input and approach to consultations of the type being run in this case, as well as their involvement in classification of major service changes.

24 January 2017

The Scottish Health Council gave evidence to the Committee on 24 January 2017.

Following the evidence session, the Committee wrote to the Scottish Health Council on 9 February 2017. Copies of the letter were also sent to Healthcare Improvement Scotland as the parent body of the Scottish Health Council and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. 

The Committee received the following responses:

A further evidence and review session with the Scottish Health Council, following on from the 24 January 2017 session, was scheduled for 1 May 2018.  Further details can be found on our Scrutiny of NHS Health Boards webpage, including a summary of the review of the Scottish Health Council from April 2017.

The Convener of the Committee, Lewis Macdonald MSP, wrote to the Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 28 November 2018 requesting an update on the current position of the Centre of Integrative Care and if any further changes to the service were anticipated.

The Committee received a response from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 18 December 2018.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 19 February 2019.

The Committee agreed to keep the petition open and to bring it to the attention of relevant Cross-Party Groups (CPG) who may be undertaking work in this area. 

Tuesday 29 October 2019

The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 29 October 2019.

The Committee agreed to keep the petition open and to write to the Chief Medical Officer and the National Services Division.

The Committee received the following responses:

 
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