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S5W-20705: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 19 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the DWP regarding the role of the working groups developing the Chief Medical Officer's guidance for registered medical practitioners to make clinical judgements on terminal illness in relation to disability assistance.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 8 January 2019

The Deputy Director/Senior Medical Officer to the Chief Medical Officer in Scotland has spoken to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, who provides Chief Medical advice to the Department for Work and Pensions. They were informed that Registered Medical Practitioners would be consulted while developing the guidance, as required by legislation.