Local Heroes - Flood Re

Flood Re have launched their ‘Local Heroes’ campaign - a nationwide search for those individuals, communities and local flood action groups that have made a real difference to their local area either in preparing for a flood event or in taking action to help their friends and neighbours during a flood.

 

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Government miss chance to alleviate pressure on GPs

A report from Reform Scotland has revealed the Scottish Government are set to miss their target of at least 90% of GP surgeries offering repeat prescriptions and appointment booking online by the end of 2017.

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Smart Energy GB Pancake Challenge

Before recess alongside some other MSPs I got to grips with energy usage after taking part in a cookery demonstration, held by Smart Energy GB to highlight the benefits of smart meters to people across Scotland.

 

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NHS recruitment crisis was avoidable

Part 1 of the National Health & Social Care Workforce Plan has been published.

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Opt out organ donation system will save lives

An opt out organ donation system will help save lives after the Scottish Government announced that it intends to introduce legislation which will create an opt out system of organ and tissue donation.

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54 months since cancer waiting target met

The SNP Government’s record on tackling long cancer waiting times is simply unacceptable after new figures show that it has been 54 months since it last met the 62-day waiting time target.  

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Greens more out of touch than SNP

The Scottish Green party leader has written to the First Minister urging her to "continue fighting" for indyref2.

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Cole-Hamilton responds to Queensferry crossing announcement

It's been announced the Queensferry Crossing will not open until August 30 this year.

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Tory lord reports show system is outdated and undemocratic

Conservative MEP Ian Duncan is set to be made a member of the House of Lords, enabling him to be assigned to the Scotland Office.

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Chronic failure on pain waits

New figures show the SNP Government’s chronic waiting time failures, with a third of patients needing pain treatment waiting longer than the 18-week treatment target.

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