Date lodged: 31 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-07759 by Aileen Campbell on 30 March 2017, whether it will confirm that the ISD data shows new patient referrals and not all chronic pain patient referrals, in light of concerns that return chronic pain patients are not counted by NHS boards.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 5 May 2017
The data published by NHS ISD relates to new patient referrals.
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-07758 on 30 March 2017 with regards to return appointments.
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