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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07773: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many urological cancer clinical nurse specialists will be needed in each of the next four years to meet the aim in its strategy, Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action, that “by 2021 people with cancer who need it [will] have access to a specialist nurse during and after their treatment and care”.

Answered by: Shona Robison 16 March 2017

It is the responsibility of NHS to plan and provide services to meet the needs of their resident populations, in line with relevant national strategies/frameworks, within their annual funding allocations. To assist health Boards in making these decisions, plans are in place to introduce a national and regional workforce planning system across the NHS in Scotland to help deliver the vision set out in the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan, the National Clinical Strategy and the Cancer Strategy.