Malcolm calls on the Scottish Government to fund the NHS in Lothians fairly
Questions on the Care Commission, regulation and inspections Malcolm Chisholm (Edinburgh North and Leith) (Lab):
To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) NHS Quality Improvement Scotland staff or (b) staff transferred from the Care Commission will carry out the inspection of independent healthcare establishments from April 2011. (S3W-37920)


Nicola Sturgeon (The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing):
From April 2011, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) will be responsible for regulating independent healthcare providers and inspections of such providers will be carried out by a person authorised by HIS. It is a matter for HIS to ensure that those carrying out such inspections have the necessary training and experience to carry out these inspections.
December 13th 2010