Friday, 22 January 2016

A Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition PE1493: 26 January 2016 Robert Burns Room @ScotParl

Dr Peter Gordon's Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition PE1493 is to be discussed again in Scottish Parliament at the Public Petitions Committee meeting on Tuesday 26 January 2016 in the Robert Burns Room.  

Meeting starts 10am, Sunshine Act is under point 2 on the Agenda (see link to Papers), likely to be at around 11.30am, depending on how long previous agenda items take.

The Public Petitions Committee meeting will be broadcast live on the internet and can be viewed here

A Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition PE1493

Letter from Dr Peter Gordon, 22 January 2016, a response to "Professor Kinsella’s letter, as Chair of SIGN, of the 19th January 2016 to the Committee":


Extract from Dr Gordon's letter 22Jan16:

"... there is significant information missing from guidelines which still form the basis of healthcare across Scotland. The relevance of this to my petition is that it is now impossible to retrieve this information pertinent to these 35 guidelines and that, rather than have each and every individual organisation have to hold this kind of information, a single searchable database of all potential financial conflicts of interest, as provided for in a "Sunshine Act", would be a much more open and reliable approach."


Previous posts on the Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition: 

9 January 2016: A Sunshine Act for Scotland Petition @ScotParl: Why no reference to Scottish Health Council Consultation? 

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

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 

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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