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S5W-11341: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 18 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which NHS boards work in partnership to deliver dermatology care, and how this care is delivered.

Answered by: Shona Robison 26 September 2017

The Scottish Government is committed to making sure that everyone living in Scotland is able to access the best possible care and support. The provision of healthcare services is the responsibility of local NHS Boards.

It is for NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to work together to ensure that the best possible dermatology care is provided to individuals in their local areas.

We expect health care professionals to follow agreed local and national guidelines. In relation to dermatology, clinicians should deliver care in line with the dermatological conditions management pathways. As part of The Modern Outpatient Programme, the 19 pathways have recently been refined and revised by dermatology consultants and GPs from across Scotland. The pathways are available via Web based smart technology and are aimed at supporting GPs in the on-going management of these conditions.