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Briggs encourages Lothian patients and NHS staff to give views to health committee inquiry.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is urging patients and NHS staff in Lothian to have their say on clinical governance in the NHS in Scotland as part of the Parliament’s Health & Sport Committee’s inquiry into NHS Governance. The Health & Sport Committee today called for evidence on how the NHS in Scotland delivers safe and high quality patients care and on the adequacy of systems in place for when things go wrong.

Speaking today Miles Briggs said:

“ This inquiry into clinical governance in the NHS Scotland is an important piece of work by the Health & Sport Committee of Parliament. It is critically important that staff and patients have confidence in the safety and quality of our NHS services and that robust systems exist to identify unacceptable care and ensure mistakes are not repeated.

“ I hope that many patients, clinicians and other NHS staff working in the health service in Lothian who have views on clinical governance procedures will have their say during the call for evidence which runs until 9th August.”

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* Responses are invited on the following questions:

  • Are services safe, effective, and evidence-based?
  • Are patient and service users’ perspectives taken into account in the planning and delivery of services? 
  • Do services treat people with dignity and respect? 
  • Are staff and the public confident about the safety and quality of NHS services? 
  • Do quality of care, effectiveness and efficiency drive decision making in the NHS? 
  • Are the correct systems in place to detect unacceptable quality of care and act appropriately when things go wrong?

* Full details of the call for evidence and how to respond are available here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/105447.aspx

Miles Briggs