Truly miserable that pharmacists are facing such abuse

Responding to reports that pharmacists across Scotland have endured a rise in abusive and aggressive behaviour towards them, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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NEW JOB WEBSITE

A new job matching service has launched for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region. The COVID-19 Job Support website matches vacancies with job seekers who have registered for alerts.

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UPDATE- FOR THOSE BEING MADE REDUNDANT AS A RESULT OF PANDEMIC

I've had a flurry of cases this week where people have been made redundant with immediate affect as a result of the impact of COVID19 on the company they work for.

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Lib Dems demand clarity on Scottish testing target confusion

Responding to confusion over whether the new testing target includes testing carried out in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

“Our health workers deserve clarity over testing targets.

“Both of Scotland’s governments owe it to them and the public to clearly communicate their plans. 

“The sloppy explanation of whether these targets apply to Scotland has only spread confusion and concern. These targets must be immediately clarified so NHS activity and our expectations can be readjusted.”


CORONAVIRUS AND WEST EDINBURGH

Including: COVID helpline; how to volunteer; supermarket deliveries; emergency powers; health screening; help for those at greater risk; PPE; support for businesses.

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Lib Dems object to end of jury trials for first time since reign of Alexander II

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have laid amendments to the Coronavirus (Scotland) bill objecting to the Scottish Government’s plans to allow some court cases to go ahead without a jury. 

 

You can watch my speech here.

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OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Started a cheeky wee part time job today.

Whenever I can and for as long as I’m well, I’m going to be a volunteer hot food takeaway technician and delivery boy for a couple of hours in the evening.

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Activities during COVID-19 outbreak

If like me, you find being outside and active good for your overall well being then Edinburgh Leisure is the place for you. 🏃🏃

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FIRST MINISTER COVID-19 UPDATE

After last night's update from the UK Government, I asked the First Minister for assurances that organisations in Edinburgh Western, and across Scotland, who are preparing and delivering hot meals for people in self-isolation will be able to continue providing this vital work. 

 

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SINGLE PARENT DAY

With everything that’s going on it would be easy to forget that today is #SingleParentsDay. With massive restriction on movement and contact, that’s going to hit single parent families all the harder, especially if that parent gets sick. That’s why I support the work of One Parent Families Scotland. 

This year single parents face extraordinarily difficult times, and we need to make sure they are not an after thought. Find out how to support One Parent Families Scotland here

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