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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12474: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has conducted risk assessments regarding its plans to transfer responsibility for vaccination programmes from general practice and, if so, whether it will make these public.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 21 November 2017

The Programme is using Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) methodology which includes requirements around risk. A key role of the Vaccination Transformation Programme governance will be to identify and manage risk, undertake equality impact assessments, and establish quality metrics for monitoring the impact of the new delivery model. Local risk assessments will also be carried out as plans progress.

At the heart of any change must be the core principle of patient safety. That is why our planned approach is of a three year transition with changes to services only taking place when it is safe to do so.