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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10182: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09726 by Aileen Campbell on 27 June 2017, what its response is to the suggestion that patients and the public should be able to access information on chronic pain waiting times in user-friendly summaries, rather than having to search through tables in excel format.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 26 July 2017

The content of the chronic pain waiting times publications is determined by the Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS Scotland, who publish the information. ISD keeps the format of its publications under review and is currently considering different approaches to publishing, including greater use of visuals to aid user interpretation. ISD is planning a programme of user engagement for the later part of 2017 to seek user views on the format of its publications.