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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11601: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the third supplementary to question S5F-01510 by Nicola Sturgeon on 14 September 2017 (Official Report, c.15), what the timescale is for the development of new standards on neurological services, and whether these standards will include social care.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 October 2017

The Healthcare Improvement Scotland short-life working group that reviewed the Neurological Health Service Standards recommended that future standards should cover multi-agency working (health, social, third sector and community groups), transition between acute and community services, and access to local services.

Our expectation is that these new neurological standards will support people with neurological conditions across health and social care. They will be informed by the overarching Health and Social Care Standards, and developed over the next 12 months.