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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18972: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what services are available to help support people with sleep apnoea with the maintenance and support of their devices, and what guidance it has issued to NHS boards in this regard.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 2 October 2018

Patients using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) should have access to a blend of technician and nurse specialist advice and support at follow-up clinics, drop-in service or telephone helplines.

Guidelines are available from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and the National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE).