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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08273: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to IDS Scotland statistics showing that patient targets for chronic pain service waiting times at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are not being met.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 April 2017

We continue to support NHS boards to ensure patients have access to the care they need via, for example, the work of the Ministerial Steering Group and the planned National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain. National Advisory remit will include guiding the improvement of chronic pain management at all levels of health and social care and will inform effective policy development.