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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Dr. Sandesh Gulhane

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2021 - present day

About Dr. Sandesh Gulhane

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @sandeshgulhane

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6162
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

1018 Maryhill Road
Glasgow
G20 9TE

Phone: 0141 946 3335
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Sandesh is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Sandesh is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Long Covid

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sandesh does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Sandesh has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Sandesh has had 4 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 September 2021 - 14 July 2023

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Substitute Member

21 May 2021 - 16 September 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 16 September 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Women's Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 16 September 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Sandesh's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 21 May 2024

Infected Blood Inquiry

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "I declare an interest as a practising NHS general practitioner. The infected blood inquiry report has laid bare the harrowing failures that led to 30,000 people’s lives being devastated…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 21 May 2024

Healthcare in Remote and Rural Areas

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "I make a declaration of interest as a practising general practitioner in the NHS. Good morning, cabinet secretary…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 21 May 2024

Tobacco and Vapes Bill

Sandesh Gulhane: "I declare an interest as a practising NHS GP. Thank you for your statement. What evidence do you have to show that vaping is the most effective form of stopping smoking?"

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 21 May 2024

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Inspections) Amendment Regulations 2024 [Draft]

Sandesh Gulhane: "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests, which states that I am a practising GP…

Chamber meeting date: 8 May 2024

Dental Care (Older People in Care Settings)

Sandesh Gulhane (Glasgow) (Con): "There are 140 care homes in Glasgow. For many residents, domiciliary dental care is vital. I visited Woodside dental practice, where 96 per cent of patients are receiving NHS treatment…

Votes

How Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has voted in Parliament

Find out how Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Dr. Sandesh Gulhane has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-27726

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to investigate any reasons for the standardised mortality ratio reportedly being (a) above the upper warning limit for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and (b) below the lower warning limit for the Western General Hospital, in 2023."

Answer expected on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27205

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Public Health Scotland having changed its dental activity data publication format such that new indicators reportedly cannot be equated with previous releases, how it is possible to compare current dental activity with previous activity levels and evaluate how far is left to go in attaining and surpassing…

Answered by Jenni Minto on 16 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27094

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to tackle any inequalities that affect outcomes after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, specifically to (a) overcome the reportedly low intervention rate where a woman is having a cardiac arrest and (b) improve outcomes for those from (i) deprived and (ii) ethnic minority backgrounds."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 13 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27095

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken, since the publication of Out of hospital cardiac arrest: strategy 2021 to 2026, to ensure that defibrillators are (a) placed in positions that are as accessible as possible to the public and (b) available 24/7."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27096

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to reports that defibrillators held in locked cabinets or requiring the use of an access code can slow down the response to an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and may affect the chance of survival, and what steps it has taken to encourage defibrillators to be installed in unlocked,…

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27097

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding defibrillators in schools, what action it has taken to encourage the installation of defibrillators in publicly accessible positions for use by the wider community, rather than in locked rooms within the schools."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27098

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to ensure that custodians of defibrillators are periodically trained in the (a) use of the defibrillator and (b) maintenance of the equipment."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03407

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to introduce long-term rent controls."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26874

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government at what stages of the process there are the longest delays in cancer (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment, and what steps it is taking to tackle any such delays."

Answered by Neil Gray on 29 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26876

Asked by: Gulhane, Sandesh, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported long-term downward trend in adherence to the 62-day cancer treatment standard, whether it plans to make any significant changes to its approach to tackling cancer waiting times."

Answered by Neil Gray on 23 April 2024

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