30 Months of failure on NHS waiting times

New NHS waiting times figures showed “30 months of failure” as it was revealed that performance against a national standard is now at its lowest level on record. 

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Self-harm epidemic shows need for prison mental health reform

Scottish Liberal Democrats today warned of “a self-harm epidemic” in Scottish prisons after new research revealed that the number of incidents has increased by over 70% in just three years. 

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Stroke and heart disease progress can’t slide

We have seen the first rise in a decade in the mortality rates for heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, of which a stroke is the most common form.

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Horror A&E record at QEUH

New research revealed almost 20,000 patients waited over 4 hours for treatment at the flagship Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) since it opened.

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Whole of NHS is facing perfect storm

Radiology is “on the brink of collapse”, putting patient safety at risk.

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Defribrillators in Primary Schools can save lives

New research into cardiac arrest prevention revealed that only one local authority currently has defibrillators situated in all of their primary schools.

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Government’s NHS workforce planning “woeful”

A new briefing from Audit Scotland detailing workforce planning and challenges has been released.

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Cole-Hamilton reveals new delayed discharges figures at FMQs

I confronted the First Minister with new figures showing the shocking length of delayed discharges in Scottish hospitals.

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No meaningful shift for independence

There has been no meaningful shift in support for independence.

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Government must encourage bowel cancer screening

I've urged the Scottish Government to do more to encourage over 50s to be screened for bowel cancer, after new figures revealed a fall in the uptake rate. 

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