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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10596: Patrick Harvie (Glasgow)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 4 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it (a) measures and (b) monitors the involvement of patients and users of sexual health and blood-borne virus (BBV) services, in light of this being described as “not optional” in the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework 2015-2020 Update.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 24 August 2017

All aspects of the delivery of the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework fall within the governance structure of the Scottish Health Protection Network, which seeks to support those organisations involved in delivery, and to monitor progress against the Framework’s ambitions through national indicator data.

For specific issues where no national indicator data is currently collected – such as for local patient involvement – the Scottish Government uses regular meetings with NHS Board Executive Leads to review progress and barriers. Local patient involvement will be discussed at a meeting of the Executive Leads later in 2017-18.