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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03219: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 27 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with integration authorities about the inclusion of services and support for people with musculoskeletal conditions in their strategic plans.

Answered by: Shona Robison 11 October 2016

Health boards can with agreement from local partners delegate all services and support for people with musculoskeletal conditions to their local Health and Social Care Partnership for inclusion in strategic plans. Where the decision is taken by the Health board not to delegate a specific musculoskeletal service or specialty we expect both parties to work together to ensure that any interactions between delegated and non-delegated services are as seamless as possible.

The Scottish Government has regular contact with local Health and Social Care Partnerships regarding the implementation of their locally agreed strategic plans and their effectiveness in the delivery of better outcomes.