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  • Member for: Airdrie and Shotts
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil) The official national health service complaints statistics for 2012-13 were released by ISD on 24 September 2013. “NHS Complaints Statistics: Scotland 2012/13” was the first NHS complaints statistics report since the introduction in April 2012 of the right to give feedback, make comments, raise conc...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Alex Neil We are using information on complaints as part of the management information in boards. In some boards, such as Tayside NHS Board and Grampian NHS Board, every complaint is treated as an adverse event, which means that very thorough investigation is carried out into why something has gone wrong so t...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Alex Neil Dr Maxwell is from Ballantrae, which is, of course, a fairly remote rural community in South Ayrshire. There is a particular problem with recruitment and retention in rural communities across Scotland, which I have spoken about many times in the Parliament. On behalf of all the health boards in Scot...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Alex Neil Absolutely. I totally agree with Aileen McLeod. Every day, I am inspired by the excellent quality of care that is provided by our dedicated and hard-working NHS staff, and I deplore some of the recent attacks on the staff, such as those on staff at the neonatal unit in Wishaw.

Yesterday, ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Alex Neil First of all, the north-east is not a country—I know that that might be news to a no campaigner, but there we go.

The evaluation that the member asked about will be available next year. Clearly, the helpline is fairly new. In fact, it is widely used by people from south of the border. We ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil) A revised paper medical certificate of cause of death—MCCD—or form 11, will be introduced after midnight on 5 August 2014. To support the changeover, significant work has been and is being undertaken to ensure a smooth transition from the current form to the new one. The chief medical officer signal...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Alex Neil The medical certificate of cause of death form is not normally made available to funeral directors, so there will be no change to the current funeral arrangements from their perspective. Nevertheless, the National Association of Funeral Directors, which represents 80 per cent of funeral directors in...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil) Thank you, Presiding Officer; I thought you were being unduly generous.

Presiding Officer, thank you for the opportunity to make a statement regarding mesh implant procedures. I was deeply troubled when I first met with some of the women adversely affected by the implants and heard of th...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Alex Neil It is a great pity that the Opposition spokesman for the Labour Party can never rise to the occasion. I would have hoped that members in the chamber would be united on the matter.

I will give the facts, because I know that Mr Findlay sometimes confuses facts with arguments. In the latest ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Alex Neil The scale of underreporting suggests that the rate of adverse events is far higher than anyone has officially estimated it to be.

Let me give the figures that underlie my concerns, just on SUI tape procedures. It is estimated, based on the York report, that in Scotland up to 45 women per ...
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-10156: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09336: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09334: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09222: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09115: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08915: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08752.3: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08674: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08580: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08389: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-20481: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20180: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20020: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19295: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19297: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19296: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19293: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19294: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19298: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19299: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>

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