Monday, 8 June 2015

A Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition PE1493 by Dr Peter J Gordon: under consideration 9 June 2015 @ScotParl

Dr Peter John Gordon's petition PE01493: A Sunshine Act for Scotland is again under consideration by the Public Petitions Committee in Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 9 June 2015, a 5th time of it being heard by the committee.  The meeting starts at 10.00am:

link to Business Bulletin on Scottish Parliament website


Live Link to Committee Room 4 (James Clerk Maxwell Room) where Public Petitions Committee meeting is being held.

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Dr Gordon lodged his Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition on 29 September 2013 and gave evidence on 12 November 2013.  Nearly a year later, on 11 November 2014, Dr Gordon's Petition was considered by the Committee for about 2 minutes (I was a spectator at the meeting in the Robert Burns Room), resulting in a letter to Scottish Government.  (Link to Official Report 11 November 2014)

Dr Gordon's Petition was considered for a second time at the Public Petitions Committee Meeting on 27 January 2015, and there was some discussion by MSPs, on this occasion more than 2 minutes worth, with another decision to write to Scottish Government. (Link to Official Report 27 January 2015)

Dr Gordon's Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition went before Scottish Parliament a 4th time on 31 March 2015. (Link to Official Report 31 March 2015)

PE1493: A Sunshine Act for Scotland petition history ScotParl website

Latest letter submission from Dr Peter J Gordon, 2 June 2015:


link to letter on Sunshine Act page ScotParl website

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Open and transparent from omphalos 21 February 2015


"I have petitioned the Scottish parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a Sunshine Act for Scotland, creating a searchable record of all payments (including payments in kind) to NHS Scotland healthcare workers from Industry and Commerce.

All details can be found here from the Scottish Parliament: 

scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/sunshineact

Further details from my website, Hole Ousia can be found here:

holeousia.wordpress.com/category/medical-writings/pharmaceutical-industry-and-medical-education/

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry have recently introduced a "Central Platform" to record payments to healthcare workers. Unfortunately there is an OPT-OUT so it may not provide the transparency that I believe we require when it comes to financial conflicts of interest.

abpi.org.uk/our-work/disclosure/Pages/The-central-platform.aspx
 
Credits:
(1) Radio Scotland, Wednesday 18th February 2015 "Good Morning Scotland"
(2) "Piggy in the Middle" by Belle & Sebastian for BBC Scotland"



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More of my posts on A Sunshine Act for Scotland:

23 April 2015:my #BMJ Response: 'Sunshine Act for Scotland: transparency, independence and accountability'

18 March 2015: 31 March 2015: Sunshine Act for Scotland Public Petition PE1493 @ScotParl. Again. I'm looking for action.

28 January 2015: my tweets after watching #SunshineAct for Scotland petition being discussed on @ScotParl video 27 January 2015

On Mad in America 23 January 2015:  Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition Goes Before Parliament a 3rd Time

13 November 2013: Sunshine Act for Scotland petition Dr Peter J Gordon, Public Petitions Committee 11 Nov 14 Scottish Parliament (outcome? ask Scottish Government)


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