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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12300: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to Audit Scotland’s comment that "it is not yet clear how [healthcare] planning at each of the different [local, regional and national] levels will work together in practice".

Answered by: Shona Robison 16 November 2017

The Scottish Government is encouraging Health Boards, Integration Authorities and other partners to take a more joined-up approach to improving services and patient outcomes. As part of this, three Regional Implementation Leads (North, East and West) are working together with local and national partners to plan and design better services for the populations in their areas. This will help to ensure that local, regional and national planning works together in practice and for the long term.