Portfolio Questions Health and Social Care Alexander Stewart S6O-00422 1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the number of referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services that are declined. Martin Whitfield S6O-00423 2. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the closure of Edington Cottage Hospital. Bill Kidd S6O-00424 3. To ask the Scottish Government how its winter care plan will ensure that adults in care homes will have continued and frequent access indoors to family and friends. Liam Kerr S6O-00425 4. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to tackle the reported backlog of colorectal cancer screening. Kenneth Gibson S6O-00426 5. To ask the Scottish Government what impact air pollution has on mortality and morbidity. Paul Sweeney S6O-00427 6. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address the reported backlog in at-home COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine appointments in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. Elena Whitham S6O-00428 7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the measures it has been taking as part of the Women’s Health Plan to improve access for women to appropriate support, speedy diagnosis and best treatment for endometriosis. Liam McArthur S6O-00429 8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS Orkney regarding the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme. Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Beatrice Wishart S6O-00430 1. To ask the Scottish Government how its Housing Strategy supports social landlords to ensure ageing properties meet current energy efficient standards. Sue Webber S6O-00431 2. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to help tackle the reported affordable housing crisis in Edinburgh. Jenni Minto S6O-00432 3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the impact of the Open Market Shared Equity scheme in Argyll and Bute. Audrey Nicoll S6O-00433 4. To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received the Low Income Pandemic Payment. Michael Marra S6O-00434 5. To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures local authorities are compliant with best practice in building standards. Dean Lockhart S6O-00435 6. To ask the Scottish Government how its Housing Strategy will support the retrofitting of homes to improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty. Siobhian Brown S6O-00436 7. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that construction firms adhere to the highest building standards. Neil Gray S6O-00437 8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the new Child Disability Payment. followed by Stage 1 Debate: Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill. followed by Decision Time followed by Members' Business — S6M-01700 David Torrance: Mouth Cancer Action Month 2021 That the Parliament recognises that November 2021 is Mouth Cancer Action Month; acknowledges the work of the Mouth Cancer Foundation and the Oral Health Foundation in raising awareness of mouth cancer; understands that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, with over 8,300 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year; believes that nine out of 10 mouth cancer cases could be prevented by adopting lifestyle changes; understands that, while mouth cancer is twice as common in men than women, an increasing number of women are also being diagnosed with the disease; welcomes the increased education of the risks, signs and symptoms of mouth cancer, in order to encourage everyone to discuss these with their dental professional, and commends the efforts of all organisations and campaigners that continue to raise awareness of mouth cancer and aim to make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.
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