Exceptional Complex Medical Needs Care

A Needs-Based Strategy

The ALBA Party recognises medical breakthroughs in medical complex conditions. However, we are concerned that the policies and services have not moved with the breakthroughs in medical science and as a result services and policies are not meeting the needs of these individuals. Services must meet the needs of all citizens.

We support a needs-based health and social care policy strategy to meet the needs of the individual based on stage not age level of capacity. This system must take into account the stage of capacity rather than the age of capacity.

ALBA calls on the Scottish Government to set up an urgent working group to bring forward plans to realign medical breakthroughs with service provision and policy making.

The Scottish Government must introduce a stage not age approach to service/policy provision within the NHS/care services for exceptionally complex medical needs individuals.