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Half a million bed days lost to delayed discharge

5 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

More than half a million bed days were occupied by patients who were fit to leave hospital last year, new figures have revealed. ISD Scotland said there were 532,423 bed blocking patients in 2016/17, the vast majority of whom were … Continue reading


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Ruth comments on Brexit negotiations

5 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Please see a statement from Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson following the Brexit negotiations in Brussels yesterday. “The question on the Brexit ballot paper asked voters whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union – it did not ask if the country … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives call for community pharmacies to gain access to GP records

4 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative Shadow Health Secretary Miles Briggs is calling for community pharmacies to have access to GP records. The Scottish Government previously made a commitment that community pharmacies in Scotland would have access to the emergency care summary by 2014, but … Continue reading


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Concern as flu vaccination target for key health workers repeatedly missed

3 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has been urged to ensure healthcare workers receive flu jabs this Christmas – after it emerged just one in three got them last winter. The latest available figures for 2016/17 show that only 35% of healthcare workers were vaccinated … Continue reading


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Committee’s named person intervention a ‘damning indictment’ on policy

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

MSPs on a key Holyrood committee have told the SNP it’s impossible to scrutinise named person proposals – and ordered ministers to come back with “authoritative” plans. The Education Committee was supposed to publish its response on the information sharing … Continue reading


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Referral-to-treatment times in Scotland’s NHS worst ever

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

The length of time it takes patients to receive hospital treatment after referral has dropped to its worst ever rate. ISD Scotland figures released today have shown just 81.4 per cent of patients hit the 18-week referral-to-treatment target in September. … Continue reading


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Victory for Scottish Conservatives on ‘swim tax’ campaign

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

A campaign by the Scottish Conservatives to scrap the proposed “swim tax” has succeeded, it was confirmed today. As part of the Barclay Review on business rates, it had been recommended that council arm’s length bodies which run leisure and … Continue reading


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Referral-to-treatment times in Scotland’s NHS worst ever

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

The length of time it takes patients to receive hospital treatment after referral has dropped to its worst ever rate. ISD Scotland figures released today have shown just 81.4 per cent of patients hit the 18-week referral-to-treatment target in September. … Continue reading