Correspondence 2020

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Health and Sport Committee's remit. The most recent correspondence is at the top.

Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019

The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing wrote to the Convener on 14 September 2020 regarding the commencement of the above Act on 26 March 2021.  The Act will introduce a deemed authorisation (‘opt-out’) system of organ and tissue donation. 

Plans for £1 million fund to help support women who have experienced mesh compliations

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to provide an update on plans for a £1 million fund to help support women who have experienced mesh implant complications.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 16 June 2020 (123KB pdf)

Restricting Food Promotions Bill

The Minisiter for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing wrote to the Convener to inform the Committee that the Scottish Government is no longer planning to introduce the Restricting Foods Promotions Bill in this Parliament.

Letter from Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 11 June 2020 (102KB pdf)

Changes in relation to the governance of cancer services in Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to make the Committee aware of changes in relation to the governance of cancer services in Scotland.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 4 June 2020 (274KB pdf)

Proposal to amend the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to advise the Committee that the Scottish Government has issued a targeted consultation on a proposal to amend the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 24 May 2020 (937KB pdf)

Review of the handling of deaths in prison custody

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice wrote to the Convener to provide an update on the independent review into the handling of deaths in prison custody.

Letter from Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 20 May 2020 (150KB pdf)

Funding for women with mesh implant complications

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to update the Committee on plans to provide funding to women that have experienced mesh implant complications.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 20 May 2020 (1.33MB pdf)

Health and Social Care funding

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener regarding health and social care funding and the allocation of funds to address pressures arising from COVID-19.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 12 May 2020 (104KB pdf)

Resignation of Malcolm Wright, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General of Health and Social Care

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener regarding the resignation of Malcolm Wright, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General of Health and Social Care.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 11 May 2020 (154KB pdf)

Development of Community Engagement and Participation Guidance for Health and Social Care

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to provide an update on the progress of the Ministerial Strategic Group's proposal in relation to the above Guidance.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee (420KB pdf)

The Convener received a further update on the progress of the development of the Guidance on 1 September 2020.

Letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 1 September 2020 (47KB pdf)

Letter from the Care Inspectorate

Peter Macleod, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate wrote to the Convener in response to a letter requesting update on Drumbrae Care Home.

Letter from Peter Macleod, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee (55KB pdf)

The Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme Board

The Minister for Mental Health wrote to the Convener to provide a update on the progress of the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme Board.

Letter from the Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Mental Health to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee - 10 March 2020 (303KB pdf)

Mental Health Support for Young People Entering and In Custody

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice wrote to the Convener on 9 January 2020 to provide a progress update on the Expert Review of Mental Health Support for Young People Entering and In Custody:
Letter from Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee (689KB pdf)

Subordinate legislation - The Official Feed and Food Controls (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/407)

Following consideration of the Scottish Statutory Instrument at its meeting on 17 December 2019, the Convener wrote to the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing seeking clarification:
Letter to Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing from Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee (34KB pdf)

The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing wrote to the Convener on 9 January 2020 in response to the Convener's letter requesting further details on the public consultation that was undertaken:
Letter from Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing to Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee (177KB pdf)

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