Supporting Age Scotland's Let's Get Moving Campaign

It was great to meet the guys from Age Scotland when they came to Parliament last week and lend my support for their Let's Get Moving Campaign. You can find out more here.






Meeting with Dogs Trust


I recently met with the guys from Dogs Trust when they recently visited Parliament. 

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Prescriptions show need for step change in mental health

I've raised concerns that the prescription of drugs to treat mental health may be being used to cover up shortages in other kinds of therapy.

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Worrying drop in NHS bed numbers

I've called on the Scottish Government to ensure there are enough NHS beds to meet demand after new figures showed the number available has fallen for the third year running.

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Calls for anti-smoking boost

I've called on the Scottish Government to do more to help Scots quit smoking as figures released today show that the number of people attempting quit with the help of the NHS has dropped for the fourth consecutive year. 

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Cancelled operations reveal capacity challenges

I've called on Scottish Government Ministers to give health boards the support they need as new figures revealed the NHS cancelled more than 20 operations a day due to capacity or non-clinical reasons in August.

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Cancer survey reveals cause for concern

Responses to a survey of cancer patients suggests staff are overstretched and struggling to provide people suffering from cancer with all the support they need.

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Ministers must ensure Ambulance Service is supported

The Scottish Ambulance Service has announced that a new response system to prioritise serious road crashes and cardiac arrest is to be trialled.

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Investment vital to mental health services

Investment in mental health services is urgently required.

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NHS vote sends clear message to SNP

Parties across the chamber backed a motion calling for extra scrutiny of NHS closure decisions - the Scottish Government were defeated.

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