In September of this year it will be 5 years since I petitioned the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a Sunshine Act for Scotland.
The evidence gathered for my petition confirmed that existing Scottish Government guidance was not being followed.
The Scottish Government commissioned an independent consultation with the Scottish public. The results of this consultation were published on the 22 March 2018:
The majority view of the Scottish public consulted was that sunshine legislation is necessary.
Two years to the day after the results of the public consultation were made known, I made Freedom of Information requests to all 14 regional NHS Boards and to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Scottish Medicines Consortium.
Within the statutory…
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