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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16243: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what additional resources it will make available to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to sustain increased treatment capacity for patients with chronic pain in order to meet the 18-week referral to treatment target.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 16 May 2018

It is the role of Scottish Government to to provide policies, frameworks and resources to NHS Boards to support them to deliver services that meet the needs of their local populations. Within this context, the actual provision of healthcare services is the responsibility of local Boards, taking into account national guidance, local service needs and priorities for investment.

In 2017-18, £50 million was made available to NHS Boards to reduce waiting times across services. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde received £11.2 million of this funding. Each Board decided where this funding would be invested within their area, based on local service needs and priorities for investment.