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S5W-08556: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 31 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 30 March 2017 (Official Report, c. 57), in light of reports that patients asked for them to be published, for what reason the patient-friendly shared decision tables were not included in the final report.

Answered by: Shona Robison 28 April 2017

The Independent Review members considered it appropriate that all evidence considered by the Review be grouped together in chapters 4 and 5, whilst chapter 6 includes commentary on that evidence. The table that was included in chapter 6 of the Interim Report is, however, included in the Final Report as an annex. The tables developed by a single clinician are included in chapter 5 where agreed by the Independent Review, and for transparency the tables are published in totality on the website.