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Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Meeting Minutes

37th Meeting, 2023

  • Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • Session: 6
  • Location: TG.60-CR3 The Fleming Room
  • Meeting opened at: 09:15
  • Meeting closed at: 11:38
  • Published: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 02:52pm

1 Decisions on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take items 3, 4, 5 and 6 in private, and to consider, in private at future meetings, evidence heard at those meetings as part of its inquiry into remote and rural healthcare.

2 Healthcare in remote and rural areas:

The Committee took evidence from—

Neil Carnegie, Community OT Team Manager (Kirkcaldy & Postural Management), Fife Health & Social Care Partnership, Royal College of Occupational Therapists;

Derek Laidler, Professional Lead Physiotherapist in Argyll and Bute, Lorn and Islands Hospital, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy;

Catherine Shaw, Lead Advanced Practitioner for the Remote and Rural Support Team, NHS Highland;

Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie, Vice Chair, Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPFS).

3 Healthcare in remote and rural areas (in private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 2.

4 Women's Health Champion (in private):

The Committee considered and agreed a draft letter to the Minister for Public Health and Women's Health.

5 Electronic patient record (in private):

The Committee considered and agreed a draft letter to the Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care.

6 Post-legislative scrutiny: Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (in private):

The Committee considered its approach to further scrutiny.

The Committee agreed to invite selected stakeholders to submit written evidence and to give oral evidence at a future meeting.

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