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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02418: Adam Tomkins (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to centrally funding the Centre for Integrative Care at Gartnavel Hospital to ensure that it can continue to provide its services.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 September 2016

It is not a matter for the Scottish Government to designate a centre or facility as a national resource to receive centralised funding. The Centre for Integrative Care is operated by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and is therefore commissioned and funded by the NHS Board via their annual revenue allocation.

A highly specialised clinical service may be considered for national designation through application to the National Specialist Service Committee. Full information about highly specialised services and the application process for national designation is available at the following website:

http://www.nsd.scot.nhs.uk/about/nssc.html.