Chronic Pain Treatment Waiting Times (NHS Forth Valley)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 20th June 2019.

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Photo of Jeane Freeman Jeane Freeman Scottish National Party

I think that the provision of additional funding is one of the real measures that we are taking. It is precisely because of the situation that Mr Lockhart has outlined that, as all boards are required to do,

NHS Forth Valley targets those areas with the longest waits and where there is a clinical priority. That is why it is targeting its chronic pain service in this financial year. We will see the effectiveness of that when the figures come out in due course.