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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21517: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the report by Parkinson's UK, People. Parkinson's. Scotland. What do we know about services and support for people with Parkinson’s in Scotland?, which anticipates that there will be a 20% increase in the number of people with the condition over the next decade, and what action it is taking to ensure that NHS boards and health and social care partnerships are planning for this.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 26 February 2019

We welcome this report from Parkinson’s UK and will consider it closely as we continue to work with the neurological community to develop Scotland’s first National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions. Through this engagement we have already identified that we need to: understand the gaps in prevalence for neurological conditions; improve and enhance the capture of data; and further develop systems/ processes that support service planning and workforce development based on this information.

The public consultation on our draft plan closed on 8 February 2019. We will carefully consider all feedback received and publish our final plan later this year.