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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12473: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it (a) has conducted or (b) plans to conduct a full public consultation on its Vaccination Transformation Programme.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 21 November 2017

A core principle of the Vaccination Transformation Programme is that services will continue to be delivered to patients in a safe, sustainable and acceptable way. It will be a matter for Boards locally to determine whether or not any change in service provision will warrant consultation with the public, for example if there is a meaningful change in how patients access services, but in many cases this is not likely to be necessary.

In some parts of the country NHS Boards have already taken over responsibility for delivering vaccinations previously delivered by GPs, and all NHS Boards currently deliver school-based vaccinations.