Date lodged: 28 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported concerns that the one month period for ISD Scotland's consultation on the publication of chronic pain waiting times information is too short to provide everyone who may wish to participate sufficient time to respond, and how it will ensure that as many (a) people experiencing chronic pain and (b) other stakeholders as possible are able to submit their views to the consultation.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 20 September 2017
NHS ISD have tried to reach as many people as possible about the consultation by routes such as social media, the National Advisory Committee for Chronic Pain and via the ALLIANCE. ISD have also decided to extend the consultation period to 5pm on 22 September 2017.