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S5W-13906: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13628 by Aileen Campbell on 10 January 2018, what action it takes to ensure that officials dealing with chronic pain issues take account of the public interest when making decisions; what training the officials receive in this regard, and what its position is on these decisions being subject to external supervision.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 26 January 2018

Ministerial decisions are informed by the expert advice of the National Advisory Committee for Chronic Pain, which includes a range of governmental and external advisors, including patient representatives.