8. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is giving to NHS Forth Valley to reduce waiting times for chronic pain treatment. (S5O-03420)
I thank the cabinet secretary for that response, but recent figures show that more than a quarter of patients in NHS Forth Valley have waited more than 18 weeks for treatment for chronic pain. Only 73 per cent were seen within 18 weeks of referral, which is below the target of 90 per cent. That made NHS Forth Valley the second-worst-performing health board in Scotland on that measure. The...
The cabinet secretary refers to Tory mismanagement of the economy. Will he explain why economic growth in Scotland in the year to date is at 1.4 per cent, compared with growth of 1.8 per cent in the UK economy as a whole? Why has Scotland underperformed against the UK economy for the full 12 years of his Government? Does he take responsibility for that?
Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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