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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11481: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 22 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to ensure that cancer patients are able to access expert financial advice following diagnosis.

Answered by: Shona Robison 5 October 2017

The Scottish Government’s expectation is that NHS Boards should provide all patients with the necessary advice and support they require.

To support this, we have committed to invest £9 million in our cancer strategy “Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action” to support access to health and social care services during and after treatment.