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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09030: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), and what plans it has to review the effectiveness of this.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 10 May 2017

It is the role of the Scottish Government to provide policies, frameworks and resources to NHS Boards so they can deliver services that meet the needs of their local populations. The provision of healthcare services is the responsibility of local Boards, taking into account national guidance, local service needs and priorities for investment.

Scottish Government expects people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis to be able to access appropriate care and support via their local NHS Board.