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Debates and questions

S5O-04229: Angela Constance (Almond Valley)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 February 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that young people in the Almond Valley constituency who have an eating disorder receive the right treatment at the right time.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 5 March 2020

The Scottish Government is clear in our engagement with Boards that patients should be assessed according to their clinical need. Our expectation is that those who need immediate necessary treatment will receive that care quickly and in line with clinical guidance.

On Monday I announced that we will be taking forward a national review of eating disorder services in Scotland. The review will publish in spring next year and will provide a full picture of the current support available for those with an eating disorder. It will also make recommendations to inform further improvement work.