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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10968: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how much has been spent researching lipoedema in Scotland since 2006-07.

Answered by: Shona Robison 6 September 2017

Researchers can apply to the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) for funding. Records show that CSO has not received any applications for funding research in Lipoedema.

The CSO's Translational Clinical Studies Committee and the Health Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committees each meet twice per year to consider funding applications. Details of the application process are published on the CSO website.http://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/funding-2/

Applications looking at the underlying causes, diagnosis and treatment of Lipoedema are welcomed. In common with all other applications, these would go through the CSO's standard independent peer review process.

The Scottish Government does not routinely hold information on research spend from other funders.