International Development

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 11th June 2008.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord George Foulkes Lord George Foulkes Labour

Question S3W-13855

To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has given to local authorities and NHS boards regarding the release of specialised staff to help in relief and development work overseas.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Guidance was issued to NHS boards in HDL (2006) 8 Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and NHSScotland Partnership. This pilot project ran from April 2006 to February 2006 to March 2008 and was aimed at encouraging NHSScotland healthcare professionals to volunteer overseas.

The Health Directorate has since written to health boards encouraging them to continue to support staff wishing to take leave for development work overseas beyond the pilot period and in line with this HDL.

The Scottish Government has not issued any such guidance to local authorities.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.