25 January 2017
Good turnout for the first Cross Party Group Meeting in 2017

The meeting was chaired by Convener Sandra White MSP. The opening speakers discussed the aims of Scotland’s National Health and Social Care Standards -  Rami Okasha, Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement, Care Inspectorate and Dr Fiona Wardell, Standards and Indicators, Lead Healthcare Improvement Scotland. See respectively websites - http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/10/1545/4  and http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/evidence.aspx.The final speaker  Dr Alan J. Gow Associate Professor in Psychology, Heriot-Watt University, discussed the indicative results of his recent Scottish National survey - ‘What Keeps You Sharp?’ See https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/news/nationwide-survey-asking-what-keeps-you.htm 

The presentations generated lively discussion from the members present. For more information about this Cross Party Group and minutes of meetings go to http://www.parliament.scot/msps/older-people-age-and-ageing.aspx

SOPA is the secretariat for this Cross Party Group.

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