Correspondence received by the Health and Sport Committee

 

Correspondence

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Health and Sport Committee's remit

On 6 November the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding a Public Health Review - Stakeholder Engagement.

On 21 October the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing providing an update on the Government's response to the Ebola sitiuation.

On 21 August the Minister for Public Health announced the Government's contribution to World Health Organization's Ebola response.

On 8 August the Committee received a letter from the Deputy First Minister announcing the publication of the Annual Report for the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland 2014.

On 23 July the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games and Sport regarding the conclusions of the Glasgow 2014 Strategic Group.

On 18 July the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the EU Tobacco Products Directive.

On 22 May 2014 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the Implementation of the Certification Of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

On 24 April 2014 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the launch of the Scottish sensory impairment strategy ‘See Hear’ on 24 April 2014.

On 26 March the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding the NHSScotland Confidential Alert Line remaining open beyond its pilot period.

On 13 March we received a letter from the Scottish Government concerning its review of the NHS Pay Review Body recommendations on NHS Pay for 2014-15.

On 7 March we received a further letter from Beatson Oncology Centre Consultant Committee regarding access to newly licensed medicines.

On 27 February the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding the use of confidentiality clauses within NHS settlement agreements.

On 24 February we received a statement from Beatson Oncology Centre Consultant Committee regarding access to newly licensed medicines.

On 26 February 2014 the Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive NHS Scotland wrote to the Committee with a technical update to the Reducing Accident and Emergency (A&E) Attendances HEAT target.

On 13 February the Committee received a letter from the Health and Safety Executive that provided further information requested at our meeting on 4 February.

On 12 February 2014 the Committee received notification of proposed changes to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.

On 15 January 2014 the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding Winter Resilience.

On 9 January 2014 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the introduction of the new EU Marketing Regulations - Consequential Amendments to Food Standards and Labelling Legislation in Scotland. 

On 8 January 2014 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health with a brief update on the progress of the National Confidential Forum.

On 19 December 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding Wilful Neglect/Ill Treatment in Respect of Patient Care.

On 11 December 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding Cardiac Rehab Services.

On 28 November 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health with his Response to the Independent Expert Group on Opioid Replacement Therapies in Scotland.

On 15 November 2013 the Committee received an update from the Minister for Public Health regarding the Scottish Government’s response to the horsemeat incident.

On 28 October 2013 the Committee received an update from the Minister for Public Health regarding the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011.

On 27 September the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding the NHS Winter Resilience and Planning.

On 19 September 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport announcing an independent Working Group on Scottish Sport.

On 11 September the Committee received a letter from the Health and Safety Executive providing revised figures on the number of inspections carried out as well as the final figures for 2012-13.

On 4 September 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Acting Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive NHS Scotland regarding an update to the Clostridium difficile HEAT target.

On 11 July 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Health and Safety Executive regarding the Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Edinburgh in 2012.

On 8 July 2013 the Committee received a letter from NHS Lothian regarding the Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Edinburgh in 2012.

 On 25 June 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the Stage 1 Report on the Victims and Witnesses Bill (Scotland): National Confidential Forum.

On 19 June 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the evidence the Committee heard on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Services.

On 12 June the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport regarding the Commonwealth Games Legacy Evaluation.

On 7 June the Committee received a joint letter from the Scottish Association of Medical Directors and Directors of Pharmacy regarding the Committee's access to newly licensed medicines inquiry.

On 15 May the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the Provision of Infertility Services in Scotland.

On 2 May the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health announcing the appointment of Rt Hon Lord Bonomy as the Chair of the Independent Commission on cremation and disposal of ashes.

On 26 April the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding the Government's making its decision on the award of an uplift to GP pay for 2013/14.

On 18 April the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011.

On 18 April the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding establishing two expert advisory groups to inform the Scottish Government’s response to the horsemeat incident.

Independent Commission on cremation and treatment of ashes

On 16 April the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health regarding the issue of radioactive particles and seafood at Dalgety Bay.

On 16 April the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health in relation to establishing an independent commission that will inform new cremation and burial legislation.

Scottish Ambulance Service HEAT Standard  and New Accident and Emergency HEAT Target

On 27 March the Committee received a letter from Derek Feeley, the Director-General Health & Social Care regarding the two changes to the HEAT system. These changes cover ambulance response times and year round 4 hour Accident and Emergency performance.

Contamination of processed beef products

On 22 March the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing informing of an announcement that requires that all NHS Boards ensure their grounds are smoke-free by March 2015.

On 15 March the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health concerning unknown meat ingredients entering the human food chain.

NHS Pay Review Body

On 15 March the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing regarding  the reports and recommendations for pay for 2013-14 from the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) for staff covered by Agenda for Change terms and conditions and the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body (DDRB) for medical and dental staff.

Physical Education Targets

On 8 March the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport updating the Committee on its progress.

Neonatal death and cremation

On 7 March the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health in relation to neonatal and cremation matters associated with recent events at Mortonhall Crematorium in Edinburgh.

Confidentiality Clauses

On 28 February the Committee received a copy of a letter from the Cabinet Secretary to Chairs and Chief Executives of NHS Boards regarding the Francis Inquiry and the use of confidentiality clauses for NHS Staff.

Unscheduled (Emergency) Care Action Plan

On 25 February the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on the launch of the Emergency Care Action Plan

Mislabelling of horse meat in beef products

On 14 February 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health updating the Committee on the contamination of processed beef products.

Contamination of processed beef products

On 25 January 2013 the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Public Health concerning the contamination of processed beef products with horse and pig DNA, the investigation being carried out by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), and actions being taken in Scotland.

Individual Patient Treatment Requests

On 24 January 2012, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government regarding the present system of Individual Patient Treatment Requests:

Silicone breast implants

On 13 December 2011, the Committee closed Petition PE1378 by Mairi Johnston on silicone breast implants. In light of the very worrying press reports regarding breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP), on 21 December 2011, the Convener wrote to the MHRA and the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy:

On 24 January 2012, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Independent Healthcare Advisory Service (IHAS) regarding patients in Scotland who have received PIP implants:

Related documents:

General correspondence with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing

Correspondence from Healthcare Environment Inspectorate

Correspondence from Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport