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Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

Donald Cameron: ...to be rescheduled was minimal. However, any delay to an operation, appointment or treatment as a result of the attack was frustrating, to say the least. Thirteen health boards were affected, and some GP surgeries. The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport swiftly made a statement last week, and I am grateful for the clear manner in which she presented the known facts. Like her, I welcome...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Board-run General Practices (23 May 2017)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: 1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in response to the reported increase in the number of GP practices being run directly by national health service boards. (S5T-00559)

Scottish Parliament: World Hypertension Month (23 May 2017)

Donald Cameron: ...As Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland notes, it is difficult to know whether one has high blood pressure because there are rarely symptoms or visible afflictions—hence the importance of a visit to the GP or local pharmacy, where a free blood-pressure check can be provided. People can also buy digital blood-pressure monitors to take regular tests at home. Given the relative...

Scottish Parliament: Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day (17 May 2017)

Donald Cameron: ...is an issue for medical professionals. As the motion acknowledges, people who suffer from a form of Nf or have children with the condition often find themselves having to explain the condition to their GP. I do not want to criticise GPs, given the important and difficult job that they do. However, it is important for our medical professionals to be aware of such conditions, particularly...

Scottish Parliament: Global Ransomware Incident (16 May 2017)

Shona Robison: ...In response to Donald Cameron, I made the point that this is not about one type of software. The ransomware appears to have affected a number of different software and has particularly impacted on GP practices, rather than on acute hospitals, with NHS Lanarkshire being the exception. We need to understand a bit more about what lies underneath the more vulnerable areas, because there...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Jeremy Balfour: Absolutely not; I am saying that they simply do not know. I go to my general practitioner if I have a cough, but we are talking about writing to a GP to ask how far a person can walk or whether they can peel potatoes. The GP does not lie; they simply do not know that information. The best evidence is always from the claimant himself or herself. A tribunal should be a positive experience...

Scottish Parliament: International ME Awareness Day (11 May 2017)

Gail Ross: ...have nerve pain, fatigue and extreme exhaustion, and she also began to have problems with her sight. She went back to the general practitioner, who did blood tests to rule out anything straightforward. Nothing showed. The GP suggested that it might be something more serious, such as multiple sclerosis, so her parents paid for her to go private for another MRI and a lumbar puncture....

Scottish Parliament: General Practice (Nursing Roles) (10 May 2017)

Linda Fabiani: I am pleased to hear that the Scottish Government wants nurses to have an enhanced role in general practice. How does the cabinet secretary intend to make sure that health boards and GP practices take that on board and recognise the worth of practice nurses?

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay (10 May 2017)

Donald Cameron: ...to live and work in the UK. However, I have said it before and I will say it again: the serious issues in NHS staffing in Scotland did not suddenly begin on 23 June 2016 when the UK voted to leave the EU. GP shortages existed long before then, so the SNP cannot use Brexit as cover for an existing workforce crisis.

Scottish Parliament: International Nurses Day (10 May 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: ...motto “Nurses: A Voice to Lead” sounds to me absolutely spot-on. Nurses are important in primary care in a way that they did not used to be. I would rather see the practice nurse for most of the things that I would wish to go to my GP for. Fortunately, I do not even know the name of my GP—that is how infrequent a visitor I am, and I hope to remain in that position. Some...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Training (27 Apr 2017)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that training and development opportunities are available to staff in GP surgeries to help them to recognise loneliness and know where to refer people for help.

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Standards (27 Apr 2017)

Jonathan Lord: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for a GP appointment in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey, (c) the South East and (d) England in each of the last seven years.

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Agency (27 Apr 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...welcome involvement in our expert advisory group of individuals with experience, including the Scottish Association for Mental Health and Dr Alan McDevitt from the British Medical Association’s GP group, I am attempting to secure evidence that currently exists in health or social care in order to make the decision at the first point a decision that determines eligibility based on...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...;100 million of new capital investment in A&E departments because that will help to ensure that patients access the most appropriate care as quickly as possible by improving the space for assessing patients and providing on-site GP facilities. This can help with bed blockers and is a good example of how things can be improved through management and efficiency, which I always regard as...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Recruitment (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: ...has committed to an extra 5,000 doctors in general practice by 2020. NHS England and Health Education England are working together with the profession to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce. This includes measures to boost recruitment into general practice, encourage GPs to return to practice, and address the reasons why GPs are considering leaving the profession. Health...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Parkinson's Disease (26 Apr 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...Arm’s Length Bodies and system partners, including the Chief Executive of Parkinson’s UK, relevant to people with neurological conditions. The group has acknowledged that data from the NHS GP survey has consistently indicated that people with Neurological Conditions have the highest levels of anxiety and depression. This is an important issue and we are working with the...

Scottish Parliament: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week 2017 (26 Apr 2017)

Clare Adamson: ...an email. When she is in desperate need and has a urine infection, for example, and needs immediate care, she can go to her MS nurse and get care immediately without having to negotiate through her GP practice. Eileen also told me that she is in the middle of negotiating the personal independence payment process. My sister had a lifetime award of PIP and is finding the whole process to be...

Post Office Closures — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)

Huw Merriman: ...community status as the last shop in the village—they have received access to investment funding. I have 600 additional branch opening hours per week and 10 branches open on a Sunday. I wish our GP surgeries would follow suit. I want to come back briefly to three points made during the debate, which are important for reform. First, despite not having a post office or a single...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Professions: Cleveland (25 Apr 2017)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent clinical staff there were in each GP practice in (a) Stockton North constituency and (b) Stockton South constituency in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16; and how many such staff were working (A) part and (B) full-time.

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Closures (25 Apr 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS England makes a judgement on the financial sustainability of a GP practice when considering whether to close it.


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