Results 181–200 of 8786 for speaker:Shona Robison

Scottish Parliament: Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (Out-of-hours Treatment) (24 May 2018)

Shona Robison: I would very much like to look into the details of Alison Gardner’s case, if Jackson Carlaw will furnish me with them. On a general point, all patients who are on or within six weeks of treatment at the Beatson receive an alert card prior to their first treatment, with information about who to call with concerns about treatment side effects or symptoms 24 hours a day. The card has two...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Financial Position) (24 May 2018)

Shona Robison: For 2017-18, brokerage of £23 million has been approved. Provision of brokerage is always predicated on a realistic plan to return to financial stability, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran is developing a three-year plan to return to financial balance. In 2018-19, the board is being supported with additional investment of £11.6 million and a share of £175 million to support investment in reform.

Scottish Parliament: NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Financial Position) (24 May 2018)

Shona Robison: First, it is important to say that we would expect NHS Ayrshire and Arran to deliver the improvement plan and bring the board back into financial balance. An improvement director has been appointed for a period of six months to help it do that. On the issue of beds, John Scott will be aware that the beds were always additional beds; they were never core beds. However, we have made it very...

Scottish Parliament: Euratom (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: Scotland voted clearly and decisively to remain within the European Union. Leaving the Euratom community is an unwelcome consequence of the UK Government’s desire to take the UK out of the EU, and it creates unnecessary disruption and uncertainty. The Scottish Government shares stakeholders’ concerns about the future supply of medical isotopes, and we have been studying the potential...

Scottish Parliament: Euratom (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: I recognise, as I said in my first answer, the scientific community’s concerns. The report from the Health and Sport Committee was important in acknowledging a number of concerns across the board, in particular the one about medical isotopes. David Stewart is right to mention the potential impact on cancer patients. That is, obviously, something that we want to avoid. I am happy to have a...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: I thank the Scottish veterans commissioner, Eric Fraser, for the work that he has done in producing his recent report “Veterans’ Health & Wellbeing: A Distinctive Scottish Approach”. Our armed forces community, veterans and their families are an asset to Scotland, and the Scottish Government remains committed to providing them with the best possible support and opportunities. With the...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: I welcome Eric Fraser to the public gallery—I have just been made aware that he is there—and I hope that he finds the proceedings interesting. Maurice Corry is aware—-I hope—of the background to the funding of veterans first point and the history of LIBOR funding. When that funding came to an end last year, the understanding that local partnerships would ensure that services became...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: As I said in my statement, Scotland’s 10-year mental health strategy, which was launched last year, reinforces our commitment to the armed forces covenant and includes a range of actions to improve care services and support for people with a mental health problem, including veterans and their families. Obviously, some of that work is already under way. The recommendations on the process...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: The awareness-raising campaign is an opportunity to make veterans and their families aware of the range of services that I talked about in my statement and that members have mentioned. Armed forces day, which is next month, provides an opportunity for those services to be highlighted. The awareness-raising campaign will be very important in making people aware of services, and we fully support it.

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: That is a bit outwith the scope of my statement, but I will certainly get the relevant minister to write to Edward Mountain on that subject. I agree with Edward Mountain that many veterans have specific needs relating to their wellbeing and mental health, although many veterans come out of the forces and adjust very well to civilian life. For those who need support, whether it is with...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: We have been pressing United Kingdom Government ministers for some time on the need to improve the process of transferring the medical records of personnel who are leaving the services. Officials continue to engage with NHS Digital about programme cortisone, which will deliver an integrated, compatible, data-sharing capability in the NHS. The importance of that programme in assisting the...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: Yes, and a range of evidence-based treatments are available and can be tailored to the patient’s needs for PTSD that has been determined by clinicians, based on a detailed assessment. Those treatments vary from low to medium-level interventions that are available on the NHS to more specialised care and treatments. As I mentioned earlier, we also continue to fund the provision of specialist...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: It is important to note that early leavers, as Mark Ruskell describes them, are a particularly vulnerable group, and the right services have to be provided for them quickly. Part of that comes back to the sharing of information so that services can kick in quickly. The services that are provided by Veterans First Point or Combat Stress have a particular focus and a lot of them involve peer...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: Alex Cole-Hamilton has pointed to a particularly vulnerable group of veterans. What I have laid out here today is our response on health and social care support issues. The member will be aware that there is much more support for veterans in Scotland. We have a strong track record of supporting the veterans’ community. Since its creation in 2008, the Scottish veterans fund has committed...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: Keith Brown is the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, and he has overall responsibility in Government for veterans. He gave a full update to Parliament last November on the recommendations in the commissioner’s report on transition, the provision of housing information, and employability, skills and learning. He will provide a further update this autumn. A lot of work is...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: The Scottish Government acknowledges the power of sport and its impact on our lives and on the lives of injured servicemen and women. Over the coming weeks, we will be speaking to partners to scope out what a potential bid for Scotland to host a future games would entail, and I would be happy to keep Brian Whittle informed as those discussions go forward.

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: In my statement, I talked about the investments that have been made in prosthetics services to ensure that cases are turned around quickly and that high-quality provision is made. A lot of investment has been made there to support veterans with specific needs who have disabilities because of their service. The commissioner’s report lays out a number of recommendations that will improve not...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: That is an issue that we would expect the new mental health action plan to consider, but I will certainly ensure that that message is passed on, so that that point is captured in the work on the action plan.

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Health and Wellbeing) (17 May 2018)

Shona Robison: We absolutely recognise the importance of supporting veterans’ long-term healthcare needs. As I said in my statement, we are in the initial stages of exploring with NHS National Services Scotland the option of developing a managed network approach as a longer-term solution to equitable and sustainable health services for veterans. There is a process involved, which I laid out in my...

Scottish Parliament: Focused Ultrasound Device (16 May 2018)

Shona Robison: I am very grateful to Rhoda Grant for bringing the motion to Parliament today. I join with others in welcoming Mary Ramsay to the public gallery and pay tribute to the work that she has undertaken in raising awareness of essential tremor and the debilitating impact of the condition. I also thank her for highlighting and raising interest in a new type of experimental treatment for those living...


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