‘Listen, let the people petition and be heard’

Hole Ousia

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.

On the 22nd March 2018, two years on from this consultation, I undertook a peaceful protest outside the Scottish Parliament. I was interviewed by the BMJ the same day:

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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