Correspondence 2016

Ageing Population

On 20 July the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport seeking an update on the Reshaping Care for Older People programme, specifically the Older People's Change Fund.

On the 3 August 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to the Convener.

On the 24 August 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport sent a further response to the Convener.

Infected Blood Payments

On 15 July the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport seeking an update regarding the delivery of financial support by the Scottish Government to those affected by infected NHS blood.

On 29 July the Cabinet Secrtary for Health and Sport responded to the Convener.

On 28 December the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to a letter from the Convener.

National Infertility Group Report

On 22 June the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health and Sport regarding the National Infertility Group Report.

On 15 July the Convener responded to the Minister for Public Health and Sport and the Chief Executives of each NHS Board seeking further information on some of the specific issues raised by the Infertility Group Report and assurances regarding the future funding of fertility services.

On 29 August the Minister for Public Health and Sport responded to the Convener.

Implications to Scotland of Brexit

On 15 July the Committee received a letter from the Convener for the European and External Relations Committee.

On 8 August the Convener responded to a letter from the Convener for the European and External Relations Committee.

On 8 February 2017 the Convener wrote to the Convener of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee outlining the Health and Sport Committee's EU scrutiny.

Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry

On the 30 September 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Committee to provide an update on the Vale Of Leven Hospital Inquiry

On 25 May the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Convener to provide a progress update on the inquiry.

On 29 June the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Convener to provide a further update on the inquiry.

Scottish Ambulance Service Response Model

On 3 October 2016 the Chief Medical Officer wrote to the Convener of the Health and Sport Committee outlining changes to the Scottish Ambulance Service response model

Palliative and end of life care

On 16 November the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport for an update on the implementation of the Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy that was published in December 2015.

On 6 December 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to the Convener's letter.

On 19 January the Convener wrote a follow up letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

On 9 February the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to the Committee's follow-up letter.

Health inflation and the NHS Estate

On 16 November the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport provided the Committee with information on health inflation and the NHS estate.

Montgomery Review

On 14 December 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Committee with information on Dr Brian Montgomery's recent review of new medicines access.

On 16 November 2017 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Committee with an update on the recommendations of Dr Brian Montgomery's review published in December 2016

Health and Social Care Delivery Plan

On 19 December the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener advising of the launch of the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan.

National Cleft Surgery Service in Scotland

On 20 December the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener advising of her decision in relation to the national cleft surgery service in Scotland.

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