Cancer Pathway Review (Dumfries and Galloway)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 24th March 2021.

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Photo of Elaine Smith Elaine Smith Labour

On the issue of the reimbursement of patients’ travel expenses, will the Scottish Government consider reviewing the reimbursement of chronic pain patients who have been forced to travel to England and pay privately for pain relief because Scottish national health service pain clinics were closed during earlier lockdowns? Of course, some patients are still having to go to England as waiting times have doubled.

I, too, wish the cabinet secretary all the best for the future.