Date lodged: 17 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what impact Sir Lewis Ritchie’s review of out-of-hours primary care has had on the delivery of these services.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 24 October 2018
Sir Lewis’ review Pulling together: transforming urgent care for the people of Scotland published in 2015 has provided a focus for Boards and their delivery partners to help them develop and deliver out of hours services that are sustainable and resilient. As a result of Sir Lewis' report, across Scotland we have seen progress in the development of multi-disciplinary teams in out of hours services, the development of Urgent Care Resource Hubs and greater collaboration and innovative thinking between the out of hours services, NHS 24 and the Scottish Ambulance Service.