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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05881: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether all NHS boards have policies on dealing with requests from patients to combine NHS and private healthcare.

Answered by: Shona Robison 25 January 2017

NHS boards are expected to have a clear policy in place to deal with situations which may result in a patient requesting combined NHS and private healthcare including a medicine which is not available in the NHS as set out in the guidance published in CMO letter 2009/03.