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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21436: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-20696 by Jeanne Freeman on 21 January 2019, how often NHS boards are asked to provide evidence that they are complying with their statutory duties regarding the provision of rest facilities; how this is monitored and recorded, and whether it will confirm which boards it is satisfied are (a) complying and (b) not complying with these requirements. 

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 20 February 2019

As set out in my answer to question S5W-20696, where staff are on call and require accommodation, it is the responsibility of NHS Boards to ensure that they comply with any statutory requirements. There is no requirement for them to provide evidence but mechanisms exist for staff to raise any concerns about the provision or quality of rest accommodation, including locally with management or Staff Side representatives.