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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07763: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that previous such steering groups did not achieve these, how it will ensure that the new National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain leads to an improvement in services.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 30 March 2017

The planned National Advisory Committee on Chronic pain will be expected to guide the improvement of chronic pain management at all levels across health and social care. The Committee will, for example, work on the development of a dataset to allow for effective oversight of chronic pain services, including the potential development of Quality Performance Indicators.