Social prescribing, where health professionals prescribe physical activity and sport, is key to tackling Scotland’s health issues, say the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.
Better monitoring of NHS board performance is needed to identify and address failings, according to a letter issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.
Hospitals can have a negative impact upon patient’s health, according to a Scottish Parliament Committee.
The pressure of the cost of medicines for Scotland's NHS is to be investigated by a Scottish Parliament Committee.
A new Scottish Parliament inquiry is seeking views on social prescribing’s ability to tackle health and wellbeing issues in people across Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is seeking the views of health professionals across Scotland as they embark on the 2nd phase of their landmark inquiry into primary care.
Parliament inquiry into primary care sees public call for change and greater use of technology in Scotland’s NHS
MSPs back Government proposal for new NHS whistleblowing approach
MSPs seek clarity on inquiry into Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has launched a consultation into whether new proposals by the Scottish Government will achieve a cultural change in how the NHS in Scotland handles matters raised by whistleblowers.
MSPs identify a range of issues in infection monitoring within Scotland’s NHS
A major new inquiry has been launched into the future of primary care in Scotland by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee. The inquiry calls on people to outline their hopes for the next generation of care, using a specially designed survey
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has today started an inquiry to identify the scale of health problems linked to the healthcare environment in Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is calling for changes to the way in which NHS Boards in Scotland identify those who are not entitled to treatment under the NHS.
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee have expressed their support for a bill which would see Scotland move to an organ donation system with consent to donate presumed unless a person opts out.
The general principles of legislation aiming to ensure health and social care providers are providing adequate numbers of suitably qualified staff and high-quality services have been supported by the Health and Sport Committee.
There is a lack of public health policies designed to prevent illness according to MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.
Transformational change in health and social care is not being achieved in part due to the leadership in the organisations set up to deliver integration not exercising the powers given to them according to a report by the Health and Sport Committee.
A comprehensive investigation into the culture of the NHS and how this impacts on patients has been undertaken by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee who today publish their findings.
Proposed legislation which will create an opt-out system for organ donation, that would assume people were in favour of donation unless they have stated otherwise, is currently being examined by the Health and Sport Committee.
Proposals that place a legislative duty on health boards and care service providers to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of qualified staff on duty are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.
The Health and Sport Committee are warning against weakening the Scottish Parliament's ability to take decisions in the best interests of Scotland once powers are devolved from the European Union (EU).
In a report, which it will send to Scottish Government, the Committee highlights how a reluctance to adopt new ways of working, coupled with multiple, outdated IT systems that are often incompatible, remain a major obstacle for change.
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the effectiveness of corporate governance in NHS Boards.
A Scottish Parliament Committee has issued a call for views on the potential impact leaving the European Union could have on health and social care in Scotland.
Over the past 10 years, the number of Scots taking part in sporting activities in Scotland has remained static finds a new Parliamentary report.
In a report intended to influence the Scottish Government’s health and sport budget, the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee are critical about lack of progress by Integration Authorities (IAs).
Engaging with the public and stakeholders must not be a ‘tick box’ exercise for Health and social care Integration Authorities (IAs), says the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.
Does the NHS in Scotland deliver safe and high quality care for patients?
What areas of the health and sport budget should be prioritised?
What key opportunities exist for innovation and the use of technology in health and social care over the next ten years and will this lead to significant change in how the service is managed and delivered?
A Holyrood Committee is seeking views on the removal of barriers to participation in grassroots sport.
MSPs have called on the Scottish Government to prepare a strategic plan covering health and social care in prisons, setting out how prison healthcare can reach parity with wider society within the next two years.
A Scottish Parliament committee examining the levels of participation in sport says there is still work to be done in encouraging more people to take part in grassroots sport, over two years after Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games.
A scheme intended to protect children from abuse in sport may not be working and needs to be rectified now, according to a Holyrood parliamentary report.
The barriers to participation and the availability of sports facilities across the country were just some of the issues explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee visited facilities in Edinburgh.
The barriers to participation and the availability of sports facilities are just some of the issues to be explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee visited Aviemore and Kingussie today.
The barriers to participation in sport and the availability of sports facilities across the country are just some of the issues to be explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee undertake a series of visits across Scotland.
The culture of the NHS and the way this impacts on patients is to be investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee, who are today asking NHS staff for their views.
Whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care is being investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.
Access to and the effectiveness of healthcare in prisons is to be investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.
Scotland has a good policy framework in place to tackle obesity but there is an inconsistent approach to implementing and resourcing these policies according to MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee
A major inquiry has been launched into sport participation and barriers to participation by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.
Following an inquiry into the provision of mental health services for children, adolescents and adults, MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have set out a number of key issues which they believe will improve mental health treatment in Scotland.
Following recent historical allegations of child sexual abuse in football, MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have announced their intention to take evidence on the issue of child protection in sport.
Barriers to recruitment and retention in the NHS have been outlined by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee in a letter to Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP.
Following an inquiry into health and social care integration budgets, MSPs were disappointed to find that the majority of Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) started the financial year without finalised budgets in place.
Concerns around GP shortages must be addressed and MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have today written to the Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP to highlight what they think can make a positive difference to the profession.
A number of concerns have been highlighted about the long-term sustainability of the social care workforce in Scotland by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.
Tackling delayed discharges is critical to delivering person centred care, however there are a number of barriers including funding that are preventing people from getting the care they need in the right place according to the Health and Sport Committee.
The impact of health inequalities on people in Scotland are one of four strategic priorities that have today been outlined by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.
A series of issues currently affecting the health sector in Scotland are being prioritised for investigation by MSPs on the newly established Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament.