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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14224: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when the guidance based on the Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 was issued to (a) education authorities, (b) schools and (c) NHS boards in Scotland.

Answered by: John Swinney 7 February 2018

The Scottish Government published Guidance on Supporting Children and Young People with Healthcare Needs in Schools on 20 December 2017. This includes guidance on schools' powers to hold salbutamol inhalers and, more recently, adrenaline auto-injectors for use in emergency situations. The guidance is available on the Scottish Government's website through the following link: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/12/3694/0