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S5W-03099: James Kelly (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on reported difficulties being experienced by patients in Rutherglen and Cambuslang due to NHS Glasgow being unable to access their medical records.

Answered by: Shona Robison 4 October 2016

NHS Lanarkshire have advised that there are no changes to hospital flows as a result of the changes to health board boundaries and that patients in Rutherglen and Cambuslang continue to be able to access the same acute hospital services in Glasgow as they always have.

Both NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have assured Scottish Government that they have IT systems and protocols in place to enable the sharing of relevant patient information.