Government dragging feet over Parkinsons treatment

The SNP Government of dragging its feet over the establishment of a new specialist centre for Parkinson’s after it was announced its opening is six months behind schedule.

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Ministers can’t simply cross fingers for A&E

I've called on the Scottish Government to provide front line doctors and nurses with the support they need as the latest monthly A&E statistics show hundreds of patients waiting for more than eight hours. 

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Health Secretary must answer for crushing NHS report

I've written to the convener of the Health and Sport committee, Neil Findlay MSP, to request that the Cabinet Secretary for Health appear before committee members as soon as possible to respond to a crushing new report from Audit Scotland.

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Foundations of the NHS aren’t safe in the SNP’s hands

The foundations of the NHS aren’t safe in the SNP’s hands after a damning new independent report revealed the impact of years of short-sighted decision making by Scottish ministers.

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Scottish Government right to give men a full pardon

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson MSP has said that the Scottish Government will introduce full pardons for men convicted for same-sex sexual activity under historic discriminatory laws.

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Odds of beating cancer must improve

I've called on the Scottish Government to ensure that resources are focused on reducing cancer in deprived areas after new statistics showed mortality rates are 64% higher than  in the least deprived areas. 

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Cole-Hamilton backs call for Mental Health First Aid

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today has backed a campaign calling for mental health first aid to be placed on a par with general first aid practice in the workplace.

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Action needed to reduce alcohol hospitalisations

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned that action to tackle Scotland’s unhealthy relationship with alcohol is not cutting it as new statistics show almost 35,000 people were admitted to hospital as a result of alcohol last year.

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Dental health must reach every area

I called on the Scottish Government to set out how it will improve the dental health of children from more deprived backgrounds, after it was revealed a 2010 target is still being missed. 

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First Minister must commit to pardons

I have written to the First Minister to ask whether she will commit to quashing historic convictions for gay and bisexual men in Scotland convicted of now abolished sexual offences.

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