Duncan McNeil MSP

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Duncan McNeil MSP

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  • Member for: Greenock and Inverclyde
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

Duncan is a member of the following Committees:

Duncan is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Member of the Conveners Group

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Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

That brings this interesting session to a close. I thank all our witnesses for attending. Extensive measures are being taken—I found lots just looking over the issues in the past couple of days. It was interesting to hear your evidence, because we are talking about significant planning measures. We wish you a happy Christmas and hope that all of your planning is rewarded and that the service copes with all the stresses and strains over the Christmas and new year period.

12:41 Meeting continued in private until 12:56.  

Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

We would appreciate that.

Bob Doris has one final question.



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

Are there any other questions?



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

Is there any way of circumventing that during the busy winter period by, say, working with local pharmacies?



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

If it is not there, is there not an automatic delay? It is not that it would be nice for the script to be there the night before; is it not that is has to be done the day before?



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

Perhaps you can remind me whether I am right, but it is my understanding that for someone to be discharged early in the day their script needs to be in the robotics centre in Glasgow the night before.



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

How has that been received by patients and families? I know that delays can happen because people have to wait for the consultant to do his rounds, but is there not a certain reassurance for vulnerable or older people in not being rushed out of the hospital?



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

We are nearly on schedule now, but I want to raise a couple more points. Delegating the power to discharge will speed up the process, but does that mean that the ward sister or allied health professional can discharge patients?



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

There are about 20 bullet points in and around all that for the health boards, such as Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board, but what is missing is the evaluation. I give a plug for the joint initiative with the British Red Cross—it is involved as well—to provide transport services that support the discharge of elderly patients. That is interesting and there is the added benefit that it can take people from A and E and receiving wards. The initiative is particularly well received because the British Red Cross not only transports the patients home but settles them and ensures that they have basic essentials. If necessary, it can also wait for relatives and carers.

A great deal of planning is going on. However, Bob Doris is correct that it is not obvious whether the analysis of what works that is applied in the health service is being applied in other areas. Certainly, the components seem to be there.



Health and Sport Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Convener

There is an element of risk, then.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-11728: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10879: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08507: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08059: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06389: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05043: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04512: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04179: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, On Behalf of Health and Sport Committee, Date Lodged: 18/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04040: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03844: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22978: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02267: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03171: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03139: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20529: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20527: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20528: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20530: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20525: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20526: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>

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