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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03198: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings of the MS Trust report, MS Specialist Nursing in the UK 2016: Report on progress towards equitable provision.

Answered by: Shona Robison 7 October 2016

The Scottish Government notes the recent report by the MS Trust and recognises the vital role that specialist nurses play in providing support to those who live with multiple sclerosis (MS). That is why we have invested an extra £2.5 million in the Specialist Nursing and Care Fund on a recurring basis, which has already led to an increase in the number of MS specialist nurses across the country.