Cancer (Information)

Part of Scottish Enterprise Tayside (Meetings) – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 13 March 2003.

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Photo of Irene Oldfather Irene Oldfather Labour 2:30, 13 March 2003

I thank the minister for his answer and welcome the initiative that he has outlined. Does he agree that patients should be provided with information on clinical diagnosis at the earliest opportunity? To that end, will he indicate what priority the Executive attaches to further development of one-stop clinics, such as the colorectal and breast cancer clinics in Ayrshire, which allow people to have speedy investigation and diagnosis?