Date lodged: 5 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will investigate claims that some staff affected by the restructuring plans of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have been advised by NHS management that they should not speak to MSPs, MPs or councillors regarding these proposals without first advising the NHS board that they are doing so.
Answered by: Shona Robison 19 December 2016
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has provided assurances that no such advice has been issued to staff. The Scottish Government is clear that all stakeholders, including staff and elected representatives, should be fully engaged and involved in NHS service change proposals.