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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22838: Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support the national roll-out of the register that identifies the number of patients with epilepsy, which is operated by NHS Tayside and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 14 May 2019

As part of our National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions, we wish to better understand people’s interactions with services and have therefore been working with NHS Information Services Division to understand the gaps in prevalence and how best to improve data. Over the next five years, we will implement the action plan and continue to engage with stakeholders to take account of learning from projects such as the epilepsy database to shape future data systems and processes.

We have been interested to hear about the database project developed by NHS Tayside and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and to consider how it has been used in work around methadone and sodium valproate.