I am very grateful to the Scottish Government for replying to me on behalf of Jamie Hepburn, MSP, the Minister for for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health. Below you will find this reply and my response to it.
In NHS Scotland I have not found freedom to speak up.
I refer to your email correspondence of 11 January to the Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health. I have been asked to respond to you.
Your main concerns in your email are about the ethics and relative risks and benefits of cognitive screening for older people, including those with dementia. I know that this is an on-going concern and note that you have previously raised this issue with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
The implication of your email appears to be that you are concerned that there may be what is effectively a national programme of screening for…
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