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S5W-21802: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-19321 by Joe Fitzpatrick on 6 November 2018, whether the information has now been collated and assessed and, if so, (a) by what date it will be published and (b) whether it will show how many (i) sessions and (ii) hours each profession in a team provides to the pain service each week.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 6 March 2019

Further to the answer provided to question S5W-19321, the collated information is undergoing quality assurance checks. We anticipate that the National Advisory Committee for Chronic Pain (NACCP) will consider the draft findings at its next meeting on 18 March and information will then be published alongside minutes of its meeting in due course. The information disclosed will be in accordance with the data protection laws. Where practitioner groups at NHS Board or national level refer to fewer than 10 individuals this will not be disclosed, as it is considered not sufficiently anonymised by the Office of National Statistics and will be treated as if it is personal data.