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S5W-05244: Brian Whittle (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00215 by Shona Robison on 22 November 2016 (Official Report, c. 6), whether it considers that Healthcare Improvement Scotland has the required skills and expertise to ensure the credibility and competency of the inquiry, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Answered by: Shona Robison 16 December 2016

I refer to the answer given to S5W-05242 on 16 December 2016. HIS has a cohort of 53 clinical advisers who support and advise on its work, and for each review will co-opt individuals to provide clinical and other expertise and advise to support each particular piece of work.

Dr Tracey Johnston, Consultant Obstetrician, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed as the chair of the NHS Ayrshire and Annan Review group.

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