About the Inquiry
At the start of the Parliamentary Session, the Committee agreed to adopt a full year budgeting approach, building an element of budget scrutiny into all aspects of its work, as detailed in its 2nd report, 2016 (Session 5) Health and Social Care Integration Budgets.
The Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament scrutinises the spending of approximately 50% of the Scottish Budget. The Committee has agreed to undertake pre-budget scrutiny of the 2021-22 budget while considering the impact of COVID-19 on the Health and Social Care 20/21 settlement. The Committee intends to take evidence from relevant bodies in August and September.
How well is the Care Inspectorate fulfilling its statutory roles?
The Health and Sport Committee is looking into the work of the Care Inspectorate in relation to adult social care as well as its role and response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We issued a call for views, which closed on 10 August 2020. You can view the submitted responses on Citizen Space.
The experiences shared supported the Committee to question the Care Inspectorate at the Committee meeting on Tuesday 25 August 2020.
As part of its upcoming budget scrutiny, the Committee gathered information on Health Board and Integrated Joint Board budgets, including how these have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the evidence session on 11 August 2020, the Convener issued a letter seeking additional information and clarification on points raised:
The Convener received a response to the above letter on 1 September 2020:
Following the evidence session on 25 August 2020, the Convener issued a letter seeking further information and clarification on points raised:
Following the evidence session on 1 September 2020, the Convener issued a letter seeking further information and clarification on points raised: