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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17623: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether receiving private treatment for long-term therapies should impact on a patient's standing on NHS waiting lists.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 20 July 2018

The decision to opt for private treatment is a matter for individual patients. However, receiving private treatment for long-term therapies should not impact on a patient’s standing on NHS waiting lists.