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Question reference: S6W-12515

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 23 November 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 December 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on delivering Action (a) 46 and (b) 47 in the Cancer Strategy for Children and Young People in Scotland 2021–2026.


The Cancer Strategy for Children and Young People in Scotland is delivered by the Managed Service Network for children and young people with cancer (MSN CYPC). A progress update will be provided by the MSN as part of its annual reporting.

To support the MSN CYPC strategy and review of psychological support for Children and Young People with cancer, which actions 46 and 47 refer to, the Scottish Government has commissioned the Scottish Cancer Network to work with the MSN in delivering a workforce review. An initial review on three allied health professional (AHP) specialities is underway.

Additionally, the Scottish Government committed to a National Allied Health Professions (AHP) Workforce and Education Policy Review. The review will consider whether or not policy for AHP education provision is congruent to the current and future needs of our students and the future health needs of the people of Scotland. It will also consider the actions necessary to deliver a national education and workforce plan for AHPs, giving full consideration of all aspects of workforce measurement, planning and education needs for the future.