Richard Simpson declared that he is director
of a nursing home in England and a member of the Royal College
of General Practitioners, which was relevant to item 2.
1. Item in private: The Committee agreed to take item
3 in private at this meeting and at future meetings when considering
the draft report.
2. Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1):
The Committee took evidence from—
Pat Dawson, Head of Policy and Anne Thomson, RCN Officer, Royal
College of Nursing
The meeting adjourned from 10.07 am to 10.11am
Helen Chambers, Policy & Parliamentary Affairs Manager,
John Wilkes, Director and Isobel Allan, Carer, Carers Scotland
The meeting adjourned from 10.56 am to 11.00 am
Dr. Bill Reith, Chairman, Dr. Iona Heath and Dr George Dyker,
Royal College of General Practitioners
The meeting adjourned from 11.42 am to 11.46 am
Jess Barrow, Head of Policy and Public Affairs and David Brownlee,
Information Officer, Age Concern Scotland
3. Reports (in private): The Committee considered a
reporter’s report on organ donation and agreed to schedule another
meeting for further consideration.
The meeting closed at 12.30