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Petition by Dr Godfrey Joseph  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1288  
Petition by Dr Godfrey Joseph calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that every NHS board has the structure, funding and capability to provide speedy, accurate and appropriate translation and interpretation services for patients and their families and that such services are consistent across every NHS board.  
Petitioner: Dr Godfrey Joseph  
On behalf of: Multi Ethnic Aberdeen Limited (MeAL) 
Number of signatures: 199  
Date lodged: 16 October 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1288 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1288  

Written Questions for PE1288  

Link to e-petition  

3 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to suspend consideration of this petition until a future meeting. <Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 

1 December 2009 :   The Committee took evidence from Dr Godfrey Joseph, Malcolm McCarthy and Daniella Rotariu and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government, a selection of NHS boards (Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Grampian, Borders), Scottish Patients Association and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission Scotland seeking responses to the points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 1 December 2009 

2 March 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 2 March 2010 

1 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 5 October 2010" 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government is working with NHS Health Scotland and NHS boards to develop various pilot projects to progress remote interpreting for British Sign Language users and that, as part of this exercise, it will tender an evaluation project to explore experiences of using different models and make a recommendation on the best one. Further, the Scottish Government is also carrying out a literature review with regards to remote interpreting to establish the most effective method which the NHS could use and it has confirmed that lessons from this project and the literature review will be valuable for community languages, ensuring a consistent provision of cost effective and appropriate translation and interpretation services for patients across the NHS. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" 

 
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