Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 7 February 2011

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it did not take part in the study by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, published in December 2010, into gaps in cancer survival...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the survival rate was for lung cancer in the periods (a) 1995 to 1999, (b) 2000 to 2002 and (c) 2005 to 2007, broken down by NHS board, and how this compared...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the survival rate was for breast cancer in the periods (a) 1995 to 1999, (b) 2000 to 2002 and (c) 2005 to 2007, broken down by NHS board, and how this compared...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the survival rate was for colon cancer in the periods (a) 1995 to 1999, (b) 2000 to 2002 and (c) 2005 to 2007, broken down by NHS board, and how this compared...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the survival rate was for rectal cancer in the periods (a) 1995 to 1999, (b) 2000 to 2002 and (c) 2005 to 2007, broken down by NHS board, and how this compared...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the survival rate was for ovarian cancer in the periods (a) 1995 to 1999, (b) 2000 to 2002 and (c) 2005 to 2007, broken down by NHS board, and how this compared...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the survival rate was for bowel cancer in the periods (a) 1995 to 1999, (b) 2000 to 2002 and (c) 2005 to 2007, broken down by NHS board, and how this compared...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives are in place to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of (a) lung, (b) breast, (c) colon, (d) rectal, (e) ovarian and (f) bowel cancer.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the three pilot programmes in three NHS board areas focussing on patient experiences of cancer services has reported and, if so, whether the results have...

  • Car Parks

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued to NHS boards regarding reducing excessive charges for (a) car parking and (b) other services.

  • Co-operatives

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the first supplementary to question S3O-11582 by John Swinney on 7 October 2010 ( Official Report , c. 29467), what progress has been made...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides for employment programmes in the city of Edinburgh.

  • Firearms

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its position on the entitlement of chief constables to deploy Taser weapons to frontline officers extends to the other weapons with the same legal...

  • Forensic Science

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost is of the refurbishment of the chemistry laboratory at the Rushton Court forensic science laboratory following the transfer of chemistry...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive in how many GP practices in each NHS board area the Quality and Outcomes Framework funding has (a) increased, (b) remained the same and (c) decreased as a result of...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-31400 by Nicola Sturgeon on 25 February 2010, what the response rate was to the patient access questions in the GP patient...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that all patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool receive continuity of care by a GP...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of hospital bed days are accounted for by patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown by socioeconomic group of patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what tools are approved by the NHS for the assessment of patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown by NHS board of patients identified by the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission tool in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at (a) Monklands and (b) Ayr accident and emergency unit in each year since May 2007.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at (a) Aberdeen and (b) Edinburgh children’s cancer unit in each year since May 2007.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at the (a) Vale of Leven and (b) Inverclyde maternity unit in each year since May 2007.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received care or treatment at (a) Edinburgh, (b) Aberdeen, (c) Dundee and (d) Glasgow neurosurgery unit in each year since May 2007.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what collaboration work in health technology assessment is being undertaken by the Scottish Medicines Consortium and what costs will accrue from such collaborations.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will issue guidelines to accident and emergency departments on the sharing of full and non-anonymised data on knife crime with police.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken since 2007 to support access to alternative therapies and with what outcomes.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps in has taken to support the model of rural general hospitals since 2007.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on establishing a national managed clinical network for the treatment of severe and complex obesity.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34045 by Nicola Sturgeon on 2 June 2010, how many procedures for bariatric surgery were carried out in 2009-10, broken down by...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34019 by Nicola Sturgeon on 10 June 2010, how many acute occupied bed days in NHS Forth Valley were directly connected to a...

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many wards have been closed due to (a) norovirus outbreak, (b) hospital-acquired infections and (c) other reasons in each winter since 2007.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38385 by Alex Neil on 17 January 2011, whether it has considered giving the relevant local authority the right to instigate...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38384 by Alex Neil on 17 January 2011, how much funding it will guarantee under the first tranche of National Housing Trust houses.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38385 by Alex Neil on 17 January 2011, whether the receipts from the sale of the houses will go to the relevant local...

  • Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the commencement order for the provision in section 157 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, Vacant dwellings: use of information obtained for council tax...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many of those convicted for an offence with a domestic aggravator received a custodial sentence of three months or less in 2009-10.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38036 by Kenny MacAskill on 2 December 2010, how many offenders received a custodial sentence of three months or less in...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it holds a list of people suspected of having their mobile phone calls illegally intercepted and, if so, what steps it has taken to notify them.

  • Medical Records

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34523 by Nicola Sturgeon on 15 June 2010, what steps it is taking to ensure that access to electronic patient records is not...

  • Medical Records

    To ask the Scottish Executive 2010, how many of the NHS boards signed up to the TrakCare patient management system have the records aggregated at one site.

  • NHS Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the gross expenditure by NHS Tayside has been in each year since 2001-02, also expressed at current prices.

  • NHS Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the budgeted expenditure for NHS Tayside is for 2010-11, also expressed at 2009-10 prices.

  • NHS Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken since 2007 to review public transport links to hospitals and with what outcomes.

  • NHS Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps in has taken to introduce a presumption against centralisation of core hospital services.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to (a) increase the number of NHS physiotherapists and (b) examine the potential to expand other allied health professions since 2007.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many school nurses there are; how this compares with the number in May 2007, and whether it expects the number to have doubled during the current parliamentary...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps in has taken to incentivise NHS staff to (a) train and (b) commit to working in rural areas since 2007.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-12785 by Nicola Sturgeon on 27 January 2010 ( Official Report , c. 32710), how many full-time equivalent school nurses there...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a policy to deal with harassment and bullying in NHS National Services Scotland.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many allegations of harassment and bullying in NHS National Services Scotland have been made in each year since 2007-08 and how many of the investigations into...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to invest in more NHS fast-track diagnostic and treatment centres since 2007.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many more local mini-centres co-located with out-of-hours services there are in each NHS board area since May 2007.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the target to reduce non-attendance at a first outpatient appointment has been achieved.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in achieving the same-day surgery target.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of comments by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) reported in The Sunday Herald on 23 January 2011 that...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on drug testing of prisoners on reception to prison in each of the last five years, broken down by prison.

  • Retail Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider introducing a national policy to set out criteria for granting supermarkets a non-food retail space as a proportion of total sales area.

  • Scottish Government Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish on its website (a) detailed job descriptions of each member of the Infrastructure Investment Group, (b) details of what each member has done...

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in monitoring the reduction of smoking in prisons.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is in place for the training of jockeys.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with training providers regarding the future training of jockeys.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what role Skills Development Scotland will play in the future training of jockeys.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent to support the installation and use of smart electronic ticket machines by bus operators.

  • Weather

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38295 by Kenny MacAskill on 13 January 2011, on what dates the Scottish Resilience Development Service has coordinated...

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to overcome the delay in wind farm projects due to radar issues and when the matter will be resolved with aviation stakeholders.

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for wind farm approvals have been sent to a public local inquiry since May 2007.

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Scottish Executive what applications for wind farm developments it has approved when there has been an outstanding objection from Scottish Natural Heritage since May 2007.

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in referring a wind farm application to a public local inquiry, it may specify the grounds (a) on which it is referring the matter and (b) to be considered...

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis the Dunbeath wind farm application was referred to a public local inquiry.

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Scottish Executive what timescale it has set for consideration of the Dunbeath wind farm public local inquiry.

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