Get It On Time Scotland campaign
We're calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the
Scottish Government to ensure that NHS boards support people with
Parkinson's to get their medication on
time, every time, in hospital and at home.
Petition presented to Scottish Parliament
We presented a petition, signed by more 7,500 people, to the
Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 15 June 2010.
Around 70 Parkinson's UK supporters went to the Scottish
Parliament to present the petition. See the
photos from the event on Flickr.
Watch the discussion
with the Public Petitions Committee on
BBC Democracy Live
Public Petitions Committee Official Report (transcript) of the
What happens next?
The Public Petitions Committee is conducting an inquiry into why
people don't get their medication on time in Scotland.
They agreed to write to the Scottish Government, and a wide
range of other bodies, to ask them for their views on the issues we
raised in the petition.
Read the Public Petitions Committee
questions (Word, 46KB) being asked in
Read our full petition document (Word,
Why it's important to get medication on time
We've made a film to support the petition. People with
Parkinson's and their carers talk about why it is important to get
medication on time, and their experiences in hospitals in
Duration: 8 minutes
About 10,000 Scots live with Parkinson's - getting medication on time is particularly important for
Many people find that they don’t get their medication on time
when they're admitted to hospital. It has serious consequences for
the individual and their family. It also costs the NHS money in
extended hospital stays and additional treatment.
People living at home may need additional support to make sure
that they're able to take their medication on time. If they don't
receive this support, they're at higher risk of being admitted to
hospitals or care homes.
In this section
Find out more
For more information, contact Tanith Muller, Parliamentary and
Campaigns Officer for Scotland, on 0844 225 3726 or firstname.lastname@example.org