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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11170: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 11 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance exists for (a) obstetricians and (b) midwives regarding advice given to expectant mothers who receive a positive result on the genetic abnormalities test.

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 September 2017

The Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme is an established programme that prospective parents can choose whether to participate in. The key objective of the programme is to enable women to make informed choices, at each step of the screening pathway. Professional resources have been developed to support healthcare professionals working in the programme which includes online access to training materials, standardised national protocols and care pathways.