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Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations: analysis of consultation responses

Published: 11 Jan 2021
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781800045491

Analysis of responses to a consultation held on the proposed content of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations.

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Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations: analysis of consultation responses
About the respondents and responses

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About the respondents and responses

23. The consultation was sent to all NHS Boards, NHS Organ Donation Committees, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and a number of clinical representative organisations such as the Scottish Intensive Care Society, as well as faith representatives. The consultation received 15 responses.

24. Responses were submitted by 5 organisations and 10 individuals (Table 1.0).

Table 1.0: Types of respondent
Category Number of respondents
Organisations 5
Individuals 10
Total 15

25. All individual respondents to this consultation had a knowledge of the operation of the deceased donation pathway. Organisational respondents included NHS organisations and clinical representative bodies.

26. A list of organisational respondents is provided in Annex B of this report. For the purposes of analysis, the organisational respondents were grouped into three categories, as shown in Table 1.1

Table 1.1: Organisation/ Group Type
Category Number of respondents
NHS Bodies 3
NHS Organ Donation Committee 1
Professional representative organisation 1

Responses to individual questions

27. Table 1.2, shows response rates to individual questions.

Table 1.2: Question response
Question Number of responses
Q1 If there is any proposed medical procedure in the Type B procedure list that you think should not be included, please comment here, and provide reasons why you think they should be removed. 15
Q2 If there is any medical procedure not listed in the Type B procedures list, which you think should be included in this category, please comment here, and provide reasons why you think it should be included. 15
Q3 If you think that any amendments to the wording in the Type B procedures list are required, please comment here. 13
Q4 We would like to know your views on the proposed condition that a Type B procedure may only be carried out if there is no Type A procedure which can provide the necessary information. 15
Q5 We would like to know your views on the proposed condition that the agreement of two Registered Medical Practitioners, which will confirm the requirements for the Type B procedure to be carried out have been met, must be obtained and that the existence of such agreement must be recorded in writing. 15
Q6 It is proposed that these conditions should apply to all specified procedures. We would like to know your views on this approach. Please give the reasons which underpin your view. 15
Q7 It is proposed that all specified procedures are able to be carried out either with express authorisation by the individual or with nearest relative authorisation. We would like to know your views on this approach. Please give the reasons which underpin your view. 15

Approach to the analysis

28. All consultation questions were open questions, with 'free text' boxes for respondents. Comments made in response to each question were analysed qualitatively. The aim was to identify the main themes and the full range of views expressed in relation to each question, together with areas of potential agreement or disagreement in the views of different types of respondent. This analysis aims to identify areas of agreement or disagreement and present all views in a fair and balanced way.


Contact

Email: ODlegislation@gov.scot