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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01307: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been for babies to be seen by a cleft lip specialist in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 25 August 2016

The Cleft Care Network began reporting cleft service audit outcomes by NHS board from 2013-14. Prior to that, the Network reported on Scotland wide performance. The most recently available information on the quality and performance of cleft care services is set out in the Cleft Care Scotland Report 2013-14 which can be accessed at:

http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/child-services/communities-of-practice/cleft-care-scotland---mcn-for-cleft-lip-and-palate-in-scotland/ccs-reports.aspx

Data for 2014-15 will be available once validated by the Cleft Care Network.