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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08515: Jeremy Balfour (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether representation from charities and parents will be included on the implementation group to oversee the uptake of the recommendations in The Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 April 2017

The Best Start Implementation Group will be chaired by Jane Grant, who chaired the review.

The Chair will appoint an implementation group, comprising representatives from NHS organisations who will be delivering the change, professional bodies and service users, and we expect that the group will meet shortly. Engaging with women, families and NHS staff underpinned the Review and partnership and co-production will be a core feature of implementation. The membership will be published on the Scottish Government website once it has been finalised.