More cuts would put NHS under intolerable pressure

Wholesale budget cuts will hurt frontline NHS services following reports that health boards are currently axing £400m from budgets.

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Sugar tax must fund physical activities

I've urged that all funds received from the UK Government’s sugar tax should be used to encourage an active lifestyle.

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Ministers must work with Glasgow NHS to protect services

The board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) have approved a consultation on plans that would see maternity units and other NHS facilities shut their doors.

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ACH calls on Airport to restart Flightpath consultation

Following revelations this morning that nearly 200 responses to Edinburgh Airport's flight path consultation have been permanently lost due to an IT problem. Lib Dem MSP for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton has written to the airport's CEO, Gordon Dewar, asking for a full restart of the consultation process.

Alex's letter reads:

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Approach to mental health needs dramatic change

The Scottish Government to dramatically change its approach to mental health after recent figures showed a shortfall of mental health officers in local authorities.

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SNP must fund NHS appropriately

The Scottish Government must bolster NHS funding across Scotland so that hospitals are able to meet local needs.

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Ministers must to get a grip on delayed discharges

The Scottish Government needs to get a grip on the integration of health and social care services after an increase in the number of patients kept in hospital after they were clinically ready to be discharged. 

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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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