Sarah Boyack 13th March 2015

Question S4W-24869: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/03/2015

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4O-04120 (see below) by Maureen Watt on 12 March 2015 (Official Report, c. 5), what the target is for patients to receive access to an insulin pump when it is deemed to be medically appropriate.

Answered by Maureen Watt (25/03/2015):

The Scottish Government has not set a specific target in relation to initiation on to insulin pump therapy. However, we expect insulin pumps to be made available as soon as possible after a clinical decision is made to provide one, taking account of individual patient circumstances and clinical considerations.

Current Status: Answered by Maureen Watt on 25/03/2015

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Oral Question S4O-04120: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/03/2015

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how long patients with type 1 diabetes should have to wait for access to an insulin pump.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 12/03/2015

This question was answered and can be seen starting at 10.45 minutes into this video