Cole-Hamilton: action needed to cut physiotherapy waiting times

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for action to cut waiting times for physiotherapy and other musculoskeletal services provided by allied health professionals.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton backs BMA health funding calls

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton today said reducing pressure on the NHS services starts with boosting investment into Scotland’s health services.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton: Devil will be in the detail of NHS staffing plans

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned that the devil will be in the detail as the First Minister announced proposals to put minimum staffing levels in the NHS on a statutory basis.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton: RCN survey confirms overburdened health service

In reaction to the results from the survey issued by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said investment is needed in an overburdened health service.

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Alex Cole Hamilton – drug addiction must be treated as a health issue

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said that treating drug addiction as a health issue is vital to helping users stabilise their lives.

Mr Cole-Hamilton was speaking after the publication of a report from The Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health which called for the possession and personal use of drugs to be decriminalised.

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Lib Dems: Urgent action needed on socially rented housing

Scottish Liberal Democrats today called for urgent action on socially rented housing as new figures revealed that the SNP missed their 2011 manifesto target by 7,500 homes.

 

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Alex Cole-Hamilton: SNP have not got to grips with GP challenges

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton today said that calls for extra support for primary care have fallen on deaf ears as new figures showed a fall in the number of GPs working in Scotland.

 

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Alex Cole-Hamilton: Queensferry Crossing claims from FM ring hollow

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western Alex Cole-Hamilton today said claims from the First Minister that the first the SNP government heard about potential delays to the Queensferry Crossing project was in May ring hollow.

 

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Alex Cole-Hamilton comments on Forth Road Bridge delay

Following reports that the opening of the new Forth Road Bridge is set to be delayed, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

“The Parliament was told as recently as March that the new bridge would finish on time and on budget. Persistent rumours of delays were dismissed as scaremongering by the SNP throughout the election campaign in April and May. Those assurances turned out to be about as robust as a worn out truss end link. 

 

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Alex Cole-Hamilton: NHS professionals should have freedom to do their jobs

Following the announcement of a review of NHS targets, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

"We know that in some cases, targets can lead to power being taken away from clinicians and getting in the way of the most effective treatments. We all want to see our health services improve but it is far from clear that every target helps boost our NHS. Targets are part of the picture but they must not be the be all and end all.

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