Date lodged: 3 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the care and support provided to terminally ill patients by (a) NHS boards, (b) local authorities and (c) health and social care partnerships in order to ensure best practice.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 22 October 2018
There are no specific plans to review the care and support of terminally ill people, which under the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014, is a delegated function of Integration Authorities. The Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care has a key role in overseeing the progress of health and social care integration, including any required improvements in the provision of palliative care.