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Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Will Mary Scanlon give way?

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Of course. I expected that Mr Hume would raise that point, and I am aware that that is what section 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 says. Presiding Offic...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

The Government is clear that everyone should be able to participate in and enjoy sport, whoever they are and whatever their background. That is why, through sportscotland, we are investing £...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

We support a holistic approach, and it is important that we have a range of measures in place. CAMHS plays an important role, but I stress again that, when CAMHS provision is not appropriate...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I was about to touch on rejected referrals because, as Dr Simpson knows—or as he should know, as his colleague Patricia Ferguson raised the issue with me in Parli...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

Mr Hume mentioned the SAMH survey of GPs. Does he recognise that, when he talks about 40 per cent of GPs not referring due to a lack of availability, that figure ...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

The mental health of our children and young people has been a focus of our efforts to improve Scotland’s mental health. We have increased the specialist child and adolescent mental health se...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I agree and join Willie Coffey in acknowledging the range of programmes that are being delivered in Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley. I would be delighted to visit an...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I agree. We hold out great hope for the pilot. I presume that the member would agree that we must thoroughly asses the efficacy of the programme before we roll it...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 04, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Again, I am determined that we meet that target.

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