About The Committee
The Health and Sport Committee examines the Scottish Government’s health policy, the NHS in Scotland, sport and other matters within its remit.
The Committee has nine members and is convened by Duncan McNeil, Labour MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde.
The Committee determines its own subjects for inquiry and also deals with any proposals for legislation, statutory instruments or petitions referred to it. Further details of the Committee’s work programme can be found on the Current Business section of the webpage.
The Committee normally meets on a Tuesday morning. Seats in the public gallery can be booked in advance by contacting Visitor Services
On 21 May 2015, the Committee wrote to the Minister for Public Health on the provision of NHS fertility services in Scotland.
The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, the Director General Health and Social Care and the Chief Nursing Officer on Tuesday 24 February 2015.
On 7 April 2015 the Committee received a follow up from the Cabinet Secretary.
The Committee will be consider the Bill at Stage 2 on Tuesday 11 November.
The deadline for amendments will be Thursday 6 November at 12pm.
The Committee published its report on 30 April 2015.
The Member in Charge of the Bill responded on 21 May 2015.
The Stage 1 debate will be held on Wednesday 27 May 2015.
The Committee has published its Report on Health Inequalities.
On 23 March, the Committee received a response from the Scottish Government.
On 13 May, the Committee received a further response from the Scottish Government.
A Committee Debate on Health Inequalities was held in the Chamber on 26 March 2015.
Watch the Convener's speech (below).
17th Health and Sport Committee Meeting 2015
Date: 17th Meeting, Tuesday 26 May 2015
Location: David Livingstone Room (Committee Room 6)
Official Report of Meeting 26 May 2015
Mental Health (Scotland) Bill
Carers (Scotland) Bill
Read the latest report from the Health and Sport Committee
6th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill