In November, BAA and BSA wrote to representatives of the Scottish Government about the Independent Review. (Read letter here). Third sector colleagues have also submitted questions to MSPs, which received a response in parliament.
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Independent Review of Audiology Services in Scotland, and what actions it plans to take.
The Scottish Government welcomes the report from the Independent Review of Audiology Services in Scotland, and knows that there is work to be done to support improvement of audiology services across the country.
We accept all of the recommendations in principle, and will now establish a National Implementation Group to examine how best to implement the recommendations.
This Implementation Group will be formed with partners from the third sector, as well as the health service, which will allow us to ensure the voices of those with lived experience are front and centre as changes are made.
We will ensure that Parliament is kept updated with progress.