People deserve answers over the projected delay to the Queensferry Crossing

Since the announcement of the delay in the completion of the new Forth Road Bridge crossing, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have put in a series of Freedom of Information requests to ensure that the reasons for the delay are fully understood.

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Barnton Pharmacy Visit

I recently visited Barnton Pharmacy to meet I Love My Pharmacist Award regional finalist Sally Arnison. 

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Ambulance service needs more support to save lives

More needs to be done to help paramedics save lives.

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Suicide figures underlines case for mental health investment

New figures revealed an estimated 672 Scots died as a result of suicide last year.

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SNP cannot stonewall questions on health reforms

So it seems the Health Secretary is incapable of giving straightforward answers to basic questions over plans for NHS health board reforms.

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GP bursaries are no silver bullet

Today the Scottish Government announced plans for GP trainee bursaries, but where is the long term solution?

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Stroke patients missing out on care

I've put pressure on the Scottish Government to ensure that the quality of care stroke patients receive is not determined by where they live, after a report showed key targets are being missed.

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Quizzing the Scottish Government on health board centralisation

Following the news that the number of regional health boards could be reduced from 14 to 3 or 5 I decided to press the Scottish Government to reveal its plans. 

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Children turned away from mental health unit

I recently asked some parliamentary questions about Dudhope House in Tayside where they have a mental health facility for young people. I found out children were turned away on 21 occasions in the year since it opened due to a lack of available staff and beds.

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Is the NHS safe from centralisation?

My heart sank when I heard the news that ministers were considering reducing the number Health Boards from fourteen to three or five. 

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