Troubled NHS 24 IT system must finally deliver

The Scottish Government confirmed it would re-start the roll out of their NHS IT system this summer.

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NHS overtime shows staffing pressures

Staffing problems in the NHS seem to be getting worse, not better as new figures showed more than £20 million was paid in overtime to consultants in 2015/16.

 

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NHS boards need support to cut cancelled operations

NHS boards must get the support they need to ensure that patients do not face unnecessary disruption as new figures revealed more than 600 patients had their operations cancelled for capacity or non-clinical reasons in June.

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Urgent action needed to boost cancer screening rates

Urgent action is required to boost cancer detection rates as new figures revealed bowel cancer screening rates have fallen.

 

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It's time the SNP got serious about supporting the NHS

I've called on SNP Ministers to got serious about supporting doctors and nurses after UNISON raised concerns over NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s £69 million funding gap.

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May/June Update!

I’d expected my first update to you to be very different, but I am heartbroken at the result of the EU referendum and all that might now happen as a result.

I used my first speech in Holyrood to state why I firmly believe that we are best served by the UK remaining part of the European Union. I’m incredibly proud that my UK leader Tim Farron has stated that the Liberal Democrats will fight the next UK general election on a platform to restore the UK to EU membership.

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Thousands in fuel poverty failed by Scottish Government

Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the Scottish Government’s warm words on tackling fuel poverty must be backed up by additional investment and a new strategy, after ministers finally admitted that they are going to miss the target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Drug and alcohol service cuts need to be reversed

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the government to reverse its 20% cut to drug and alcohol services after new figures showed nearly nine in ten of those trying to quit or decrease use of illicit drugs did so without support.

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Housing policy fails children in temporary accommodation

Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the Scottish Government’s housing policies have failed the thousands of children living in temporary accommodation after new figures showed a further 13% increase. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Action needed to reverse the trend on cancer waiting times

Scottish Liberal Democrats have said action is needed to reverse the trend of missed cancer waiting times after figures released today showed they have been missed again.

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