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19th Report, 2005 (Session 2)

CONTENTS

Remit and Membership

Summary of Conclusion and Recommendations

Committee Report

ANNEX A: REPORT FROM SECONDARY COMMITTEE

Subordinate Legislation Committee Report
Letter from the Finance Committee

ANNEX B: EXTRACT FROM MINUTES

7 June 2005 (17th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
1 September 2005 (19th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
8 September 2005 (20th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
13 September 2005 (21st Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
27 September 2005 (23rd Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
3 October 2005 (24th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
25 October 2005 (25th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
8 November 2005 (27th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))
15 November 2005 (28th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))

ANNEX C: ORAL EVIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED WRITTEN EVIDENCE

8 September 2005 (20th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))

Written Evidence

Review Group on the Retention of Organs at Post-mortem 

Oral Evidence - Official report 8 September 2005

Professor Sheila McLean, Chair, Review Group on the Retention of Organs at Post-mortem 
Chair, Scottish Transplant Group 
Will Scott, Bill team, Scottish Executive Health Department
Joe Logan, Bill team, Scottish Executive Health Department

Supplementary Evidence

Review Group on the Retention of Organs at Post-mortem 
John Forsythe, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

13 September 2005 (21st Meeting, Session 2 (2005))

Written Evidence

HM Inspector of Anatomy
Scottish Transplant Co-ordinator Network
NHS UK Transplant
NHS Argyll and Clyde Local Research Ethics Committee
NHS Grampian
Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill Working Party of the Law Society of Scotland
Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

Oral Evidence - Official Report 13 September 2005

Dr Jeremy Metters, HM Inspector of Anatomy 
Jan Warner, Director, Performance Assessment and Practise Development, NHS Quality Improvements Scotland 
Lesley Logan, Regional Manager for Scotland, Scottish Transplant Coordinators’ Network 
Chris Rudge, Medical Director, UK Transplant
Dr Oliver Blatchford, Acting Director of Public Health, NHS Argyll and Clyde 
Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Associate Medical Director, NHS Grampian
Murdoch MacTaggart, Vice President, Procurators Fiscal Society  
Professor Anthony Busuttil, Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill Working Party Member, Law Society of Scotland 
Dr Jim Rodger, Head of Medical Advisory Services, Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland 
Dr Calum MacKellar, Director of Research, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

Supplementary Evidence

HM Inspector of Anatomy
Scottish Transplant Coordinators’ Network
NHS Grampian
Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

27 September 2005 (23rd Meeting, Session 2 (2005))

Written Evidence

Royal College of Pathologists
University of Dundee, Professor Stewart Fleming
The Wellcome Trust and The Medical Research Council
The Royal College Of Physicians of Edinburgh
The Royal College Of Paediatrics and Child Health
University of Aberdeen
University of Dundee, Professor Sue Black
University of Edinburgh, Professor Jeanne E Bell
Justice for the Innocents

Oral Evidence - Official Report 27 September 2005

Professor Stewart Fleming, Royal College of Pathologists
Dr Tony Peatfield, Medical Research Council
Dr Brian Junor, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
David Sinclair, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Dr Adrian Margerison, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Professor Graeme Murray, Department of Pathology, University of Aberdeen Professor
Sue Black, Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, University of Dundee
Professor Jeanne Bell, Department of Neuropathology, University of Edinburgh
Lydia Reid, Justice for the Innocents
Nicola Barnes, Justice for the Innocents

Supplementary Evidence

University of Dundee, Professor Stewart Fleming
The Royal College Of Paediatrics and Child Health
University of Dundee, Professor Sue Black

3 October 2005 (24th Meeting, Session 2 (2005))

Written Evidence

British Heart Foundation Scotland
BMA
Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom
Scottish Organisation Relating to the Retention of Organs (SORRO)

Oral Evidence - Official Report 3 October 2005

Veronica English, BMA
Dr Keiran Breen, Parkinson’s Disease Society
Dr Donald Lyons, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Geraldine MacDonald, Scottish Organisation Relating to the Retention of Organs (SORRO)
Helen Farquar, SORRO
Donna Leese, SORRO

Supplementary Evidence

BMA
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

25 October 2005

Written Evidence

Scottish Museums Council
University of Glasgow, Professor Anthony Payne
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care [PDF]
Solicitor General [PDF]

Oral Evidence - Official Report 25 October 2005

Dr Andrew Kitchener, Human Remains in Scottish Museums Working Group
Professor Anthony Payne, University of Glasgow
Dawn Kemp, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
Lewis Macdonald, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care
Elish Angiolini, Solicitor General
Will Scott, Policy Lead on Organ Donation, Transplantation and Hospital Post-Mortems, Scottish Executive
Joanna Keating, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive (OSSE)

Supplementary Evidence

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care [PDF]

ANNEX D: OTHER WRITTEN EVIDENCE

British Association for Tissue Banking (BATB)
Crosshouse Hospital
Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Dr David J Harrison
Equality Network
General Medical Council Scotland
Hunterian Museum and the Laboratory of Human Anatomy 
National CJD Surveillance Unit
NHS Grampian Research Ethics Committees
NHS Lothian 
Museums Association 
Raigmore Hospital, Dr Mark Ashton
Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland 
Royal College of Nursing
Scotland’s Patients Association
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
University of Glasgow
University Hospital of Wales, Dr Keshwar Baboolal
Anonymous
Mr Peter McNeill
Miss Margaret Doig, Petitioner 406 [PDF]
Justice for the Innocents, Petitioner 790 [PDF]

Remit and membership

Remit:

To consider and report on matters relating to health policy and the National Health Service in Scotland and such other matters as fall within the responsibility of the Minister for Health and Community Care.

Membership:

Roseanna Cunningham (Convener)
Helen Eadie
Janis Hughes (Deputy Convener)
Kate Maclean
Mr Duncan McNeil
Nanette Milne
Shona Robison
Mike Rumbles
Dr Jean Turner

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerks to the Committee
Lynn Tullis
Simon Watkins

Senior Assistant Clerks
Tracey White

Assistant Clerk
Merrin Thompson
Roz Wheeler

Committee Assistant
Lynn Devine