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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02460: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government on what basis the two indicators on end of life care to be used by health and social care partnerships will be most effective in improving care.

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 September 2016

The current core suite of integration indicators was developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders across all sectors, including NHS Scotland, COSLA and a wide variety of third and independent organisations to ensure that they would be effective in driving forward improvement across the National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.

The two indicators on palliative and end of life care were included in order to reflect Health and Care Partnerships’ key role in commissioning high quality palliative and end of life care services. The indicators will help ensure that there is a focus on more planned approach to palliative and end of life care which reflects best practice and, as far as is practicable, is in accordance with the needs and wishes of patients, carers and their families.