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Question ref. S6W-00740
Asked by: Martin Whitfield, South Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 16 June 2021


To ask the Scottish Government how the NHS Recovery Plan will build on any innovation and new partnerships developed during the COVID-19 pandemic between NHS boards and the third sector.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 July 2021


This partnership working is continuing to grow and develop and will form part of our NHS Recovery Plan due to be published shortly.

The Centre for Sustainable Delivery, hosted by the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, has been established and commissioned by the Scottish Government to support NHS Boards to deliver wide-ranging and complex national programmes, such as the Scottish Access Collaborative and the Modernising Patient Pathways Programme.

As part of this, several Third Sector organisations and societies are involved in the delivery of programme workstreams, as well as co-production of patient pathways and self-guidance materials to support patient wellbeing. This involves a wide-range of Third Sector bodies, including Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Coeliac UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Pain Association, Pain Concern, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Chronic Pain Reference Group, and Endometriosis UK plus many others.