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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06698: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 30 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to develop SIGN guidelines on the management of osteoarthritis.

Answered by: Shona Robison 24 February 2017

Access to specialist support for people with osteoarthritis forms part of an individual’s care package, in agreement with relevant healthcare professionals.

SIGN have confirmed that they have not received any applications to produce guidelines on osteoarthritis.

Any group or individual may propose a guideline topic to SIGN and their selection process is detailed at:

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed to accelerate the translation of new knowledge into practice.