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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11059: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 4 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment by the Minister for Public Health and Sport on 28 February 2017 (Official Report, c. 80), that, subject to the business case being approved in April, implementation of the accredited endometriosis unit in the west of Scotland would follow "without further delay", whether it will provide an update on the progress that has been made.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 21 September 2017

I met with representatives from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to discuss progress and next steps. The board have confirmed that they will recruit initially a locum obstetrics & gynaecology consultant with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery and endometriosis treatment prior to the appointment of a substantive post as an important first step in the process for developing pathways for the endometriosis specialist service.