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Question ref. S6W-00742

Date lodged: 16 June 2021


To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS Recovery Plan will incorporate the role of the third sector in supporting people’s health and alleviating pressure on the NHS.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 July 2021


As the NHS Recovery Plan develops, we will engage with key stakeholders to ensure all aspects of NHS Recovery are explored and incorporated.

We have recently established the Centre for Sustainable Delivery, hosted by the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, to support NHS Boards to deliver several complex national programmes, such as the Modernising Patient Pathways Programme.

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. These include:

  • Crohn’s & Colitis UK
  • Coeliac UK
  • Bowel Cancer UK
  • Pain Association
  • Pain Concern
  • Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Chronic Pain Reference Group
  • Endometriosis UK
  • FND Hope
  • Cerebral Palsy Connect
  • PSP Association
  • Versus Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s UK
  • Research UK
  • ENT UK