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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04528: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made toward introducing a VOICES survey, as set out by the Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health in a member's business debate on 12 May 2015 (Offical Report, c.80).

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 November 2016

The Scottish Government is working with NHS Lothian to test approaches to identify how best to capture feedback from bereaved families, including the VOICES survey. Subject to the necessary ethics approval, this work will commence in Spring 2017. This is expected to support local service improvement and provide data to inform local strategy and policy development.