10,000 people waited longer than four hours to be seen during December

New statistics confirm December witnessed the worst performance against the A&E target since January 2016.

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Ministers must relieve strain on maternity services

I've warned that maternity services are facing real pressure after a report by the Royal College of Midwives emphasised that the strain on the service is increasing. 

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SNP neglecting mental health care

The Scottish Government are neglecting mental health care. Recent figures revealed that NHS spending on mental health services as a percentage of total spend has fallen year on year for the past six years.

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Flagship hospital only met A&E target twice

The Scottish Government has once again missed its weekly A&E target.

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UK Government must dinghy Trump visit

The UK Government must stand up for British values and withdraw its invitation to Donald Trump on state visit.

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Defibrillators in schools can save lives

I described new research into cardiac arrest prevention as “shocking” after it was revealed that only five local authorities currently have defibrillators situated in all of their secondary schools. 

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Dramatic action needed on child health

Responding to a new report on Child Health published today, I've warned that unless dramatic steps are taken then poor health risks damaging the prospects for an entire generation of children. 

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A&E figures symptom of NHS pressures

The Scottish Government has once again missed its weekly A&E target.

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Horrendous A&E Waiting Times

The latest A&E waiting times are “simply horrendous” after they recorded the worst performance since March 2015. 

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Over 60,000 attacks on NHS staff

I revealed that over 60,000 attacks on NHS staff have occurred in the last four years; figures which are totally unacceptable. 

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