Results 161–180 of 587 for speaker:Clare Haughey

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: I thought that it was supposed to be a debate.

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: Jeremy Balfour complains about the Government comparing the health service in Scotland—the best performing health service in the UK—with the absolute disaster that the UK Tories are managing in England, and with the NHS in Wales. It is valid to compare the health services across the four countries, given that Opposition members think that they could form the next Scottish Government.

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: As is the case for healthcare systems across the world, our NHS in Scotland is facing increasing demand and challenges that require long-term, sustainable solutions. However, we should not forget that our NHS delivers a first-class service, albeit that there are areas that need to improve. I echo the cabinet secretary in paying tribute to the admirable work that our healthcare staff carry out...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: All NHS-owned car parks. That saved staff, patients and visitors more than £39 million. The Tories supported Labour with their PFI car park building scheme.

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: Annie Wells raised issues around vacancies. Scotland has more GPs than anywhere else in the UK, more consultants, more nurses and more psychologists. She raised those issues on a day when the Tory UK Government has announced a new immigration policy that will affect nurse recruitment. Staff nurses may not reach the visa points threshold, and carers may not reach the threshold either. We need...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: I challenge Miles Briggs to tell me what part of the NHS he wants to cut. All the money in the budget that is coming to the NHS, including consequentials, has been accounted for. We have had record levels of investment in the NHS in Scotland since this Government took office in 2007. The plans for 2020-21 will take total health portfolio funding to more than £15 billion for the first time,...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: That commitment can be seen through the range of improvement initiatives that we have put in place, including the waiting times improvement plan, the 10-year mental health strategy, the development of the national health and social care integrated workforce plan and the programme of work that is being taken forward by the Scottish access collaborative. The progress that is being made through...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: In that case, we would be happy to discuss the matter with Jeremy Balfour. Supporting the Government’s amendment is the best way to stand up for our dedicated NHS staff—by making sure that they continue to receive the support and investment that are vital to the delivery of services to benefit current and future NHS patients in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Cheyne Gang Singing Group (5 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: I am delighted to respond to the debate on behalf of the Government and I add my thanks to Gordon MacDonald for lodging this important motion. What a pity that we did not get to hear him sing—perhaps another time.

Scottish Parliament: Cheyne Gang Singing Group (5 Feb 2020)

Clare Haughey: Thank you—so long as I do not have to join in. Like some of my colleagues here, I could easily clear a room when I sing. There is increasing research that shows that singing in a choir can benefit people in a number of ways. As well as being enjoyable, it brings people together and supports physical and mental wellbeing. In particular, a growing body of research suggests that group singing...

Scottish Parliament: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Waiting Times) (29 Jan 2020)

Clare Haughey: I have been absolutely clear that long waits for children and young people to access mental health treatment are unacceptable. There is no simple solution in the face of increased demand for children and young people’s mental health services. That is why we are undertaking an ambitious programme of work to drive forward performance in mental health waiting times across Scotland, while...

Scottish Parliament: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Waiting Times) (29 Jan 2020)

Clare Haughey: Officials are working closely with boards to monitor performance regularly, acknowledging that some boards face particular challenges. We are adopting an approach that will involve enhanced engagement over the coming months, with a series of site visits and meetings with national health service chief executives, integration authority chief officers and senior clinicians, to review the...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Treatment for Children and Young People (Waiting Times) (18 Dec 2019)

Clare Haughey: I have been absolutely clear that long waits for children and young people to access mental health treatment are unacceptable. There is no simple solution in the face of increased demand for children and young people’s mental health services. That is why we are undertaking an ambitious programme of work to monitor and drive forward performance in mental health waiting times across Scotland,...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Treatment for Children and Young People (Waiting Times) (18 Dec 2019)

Clare Haughey: As I said in my previous answer, we are working very closely with CAMHS and others to ensure that we improve overall performance on meeting the CAMHS waiting times standards. We have committed to publishing a new CAMHS specification, which lays out the standards that children and young people, and their families, can expect. That work has also been informed by the SAMH audit of rejected...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Treatment for Children and Young People (Waiting Times) (18 Dec 2019)

Clare Haughey: I thank Mary Fee for raising that issue. She may remember that one of the strands of the work of the Coia task force was to highlight vulnerable children who are at risk: both those who are looked-after and accommodated and those who are in the youth justice system and going through children’s panel hearings. The children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing programme board will...

Scottish Parliament: Police (Response to Individuals Experiencing Mental Ill Health) (5 Dec 2019)

Clare Haughey: I thank John Mason for raising this important issue. The Scottish Government, Police Scotland and partners are committed to working together to ensure that the right service provides the right response for individuals experiencing mental ill health. It is widely recognised that Police Scotland plays a significant role in assisting and safeguarding individuals who present to services in...

Scottish Parliament: Police (Response to Individuals Experiencing Mental Ill Health) (5 Dec 2019)

Clare Haughey: As I stated in my initial response, we know that police officers often play a significant and valuable role in assisting those in mental health distress. However, it is crucial that we develop a strong collaborative approach, with public services, the third sector and communities working together to improve support for those with mental ill health. Police Scotland’s new call-handling...

Scottish Parliament: Police (Response to Individuals Experiencing Mental Ill Health) (5 Dec 2019)

Clare Haughey: Mr Stewart will be aware that we are holding a review of all our forensic mental health services. The review is led by Derek Barron and we expect it to report next summer. The review’s remit covers high, low and medium secure community forensic mental health services.

Scottish Parliament: Specialist Mental Health Support (Children and Young People) (25 Jun 2019)

Clare Haughey: The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that children and young people get access to the mental health support that they need, and recognises the distress that is caused to children, young people and their families by any delay in accessing mental health support. Children and young people are a particular focus in the suicide prevention action plan that was published in August 2018....

Scottish Parliament: Specialist Mental Health Support (Children and Young People) (25 Jun 2019)

Clare Haughey: Long waits for CAMHS treatment and support are unacceptable, which is why we set out in the 2018 programme for government a £250 million package of measures to support positive mental health and prevent mental ill health. We also formed the children and young people’s mental health task force, and its delivery plan was published at the end of December. Next month, it will publish its...


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