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Scottish government must focus diabetes resources on prevention and mental health support

14 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

On World Diabetes Day the Scottish Conservatives are calling on the Scottish Government to focus resources on prevention of diabetes and mental health support for those suffering from the illness. There are currently over 276,000 people living with Type 1 and … Continue reading


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New contract must make General Practice an attractive option

13 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

BMA Scotland have announced that they have reached an agreement with the Scottish Government on a new contract for general practice. It aims to address the woeful recruitment levels experienced in recent years, with thousands of doctors having left Scotland over … Continue reading


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Over a quarter of eye patients missing waiting time targets

13 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

New figures have shown that 8,796 ophthalmology patients are waiting longer than the Scottish Government’s waiting time target of 12 weeks. This represents 26% of all ophthalmology outpatients. These figures also demonstrate that since June 2015 the amount of patients … Continue reading


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Inmates assault staff every two days in Scotland’s jails

11 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A member of staff in Scotland’s prisons is assaulted every two days by an inmate, new figures have revealed. Information obtained by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed there were 190 prisoner-on-staff attacks in 2016/17. Today, shadow justice secretary Liam Kerr … Continue reading


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Sturgeon must condemn ’embarrassing and shameful’ predecessor

10 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon should put old loyalties aside and condemn her predecessor Alex Salmond’s latest media stunt, the Scottish Conservatives have said. It emerged last night that Scotland’s former First Minister is to host a show on controversial Russian state broadcaster … Continue reading


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Sturgeon pledge to double SDI staff results in just 1 new appointment

10 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A pledge by Nicola Sturgeon to double the number of staff working for Scottish Development International (SDI) has led to just one new appointment. Addressing the SNP conference a year ago, the First Minister promised that “we will more than … Continue reading


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More serious control room failings revealed

9 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A series of serious failings at the heart of Police Scotland control rooms have been revealed. At First Minister’s Questions today, Ruth Davidson pointed to hundreds of instances where the single force has deemed an incident so severe that it … Continue reading


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Concerns that transport police won’t have employment representation

8 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has been criticised for failing to provide guarantees that transport police officers will have employment representation when their contracts are transferred to Police Scotland. The single force will take on responsibility for the British Transport Police next year, … Continue reading