Cole-Hamilton: Underfunding has contributed to GP crisis

Responding to the news that spending on GPs is unchanged in real terms and as a proportion of total NHS spending since 2012/13, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented: 

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Cole-Hamilton leads debate to bust incontinence taboo

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today led a Scottish Parliament debate on tackling the taboo around incontinence. To highlight the issue, Mr Cole-Hamilton has teamed up with campaigner, physiotherapist and comedian Elaine Miller to bust the stigma around incontinence and call for a nationwide strategy to tackle the issue. 

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Cole-Hamilton: NHS targets must drive improvement

Commenting on the publication of the national review of targets and indicators in health and social care, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Conservative Brexit chaos forcing GPs out

Responding to a British Medical Association (BMA) survey of doctors who had studied in Europe but who are now working in the Scottish NHS that shows 34% are thinking about leaving and 14% have made plans to go, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Devastating SNP failure to develop suicide strategy

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today described the SNP's failure to deliver a new suicide prevention strategy almost a year after the previous one expired as a "devastating dereliction of duty".

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Boost education and support to beat diabetes epidemic

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today marked World Diabetes Day by warning that boosting education and support is essential to tackling the "epidemic" of diabetes as a new report suggests that it is an issue that touches 1 in 5 people. 

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Cole-Hamilton: GP contract must signal start of new era

Responding to the announcement from BMA Scotland that they have provisionally reached an agreement with the Scottish Government on a new GP contract, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Drug use is a health issue

Responding to the news that the Lord Advocate has reportedly setback plans for a safe injecting facility in Glasgow, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton challenges Salmond chat show to showcase opponents of Putin regime

After claims by Alex Salmond that he will have “total editorial control” over his forthcoming Russia Today chat show, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has challenged the former first minister to interview opponents of the Putin regime such as punk band Pussy Riot or Marina Litvinenko, justice campaigner and widow of murdered spy and dissident Alexander Litvinenko.

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CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST. NINIAN’S CHURCH

It's that time of year again! St Ninian's Church are having their Christmas fair on Saturday 11 November from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Half of the money raised will go to support rebuilding Corstorphine Public Hall, and half to It's Good to Give, so if you can, please do go along and support them!

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