HC Deb 03 November 1998 vol 318 c661
1. Mr. Douglas Alexander (Paisley, South)

What progress is being made in the development of one-stop clinic services in Scotland. [56101]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Sam Galbraith)

We are making good progress towards modernising the national health service. About 80 one-stop clinics have so far been established throughout Scotland. That is an important step towards our aim of better and quicker treatment for everyone.

Mr. Alexander

Can the Minister tell the House what steps are being taken to support one-stop clinics for my constituents in Paisley, South?

Mr. Galbraith

My hon. Friend's local hospital has made considerable progress. There are already one-stop clinics for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostatic assessment, early pregnancy and cardiology. Those clinics are well on their way to providing better and quicker treatment for all their patients.

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