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S5W-16584: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 10 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-15984 by Shona Robison on 26 April 2018, what interventions for staff working with adults with ME are being considered and when these will be implemented.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 May 2018

As stated in the answer to question S5W-15984, postgraduate Medical training curricula are written by Medical Royal Colleges, approved by the General Medical Council. The training is delivered by territorial NHS Boards in clinical placement settings, also approved by the GMC.

All qualified healthcare practitioners have a professional obligation to undertake continuous professional development to meet identified learning and professional development needs. A range of interventions have been developed and are in place for staff working with adults with a range of health conditions including ME/CFS.

The Scottish Government have been working closely with Action for M.E. and have provided funding to the organisation to support project work aimed at making improvements in care for people with M.E. through increasing knowledge of the condition among health professionals and working to raise awareness, and promote self-management solutions.