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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13363: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Department of Health regarding guidance on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors in schools.

Answered by: John Swinney 21 December 2017

Scottish Government officials participated in a virtual guidance development working group, convened by the Department of Health, to advise on the formulation of their guidance on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors in schools. The working group also held a tele-conference in July, at which Scottish Government officials were present. The Department of Health’s guidance is available through the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/using-emergency-adrenaline-auto-injectors-in-schools/

On 20 December, the Scottish Government published its guidance on Supporting Children and Young People with Healthcare Needs in Schools, which replaces the existing guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Schools. Relevant guidance from The Department of Health’s guidance has been incorporated into the Supporting Children and Young People with Healthcare Needs in Schools guidance which is available from following link: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/12/3694.