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Alexander Burnett

Ambulance service failing to meet targets for emergency response in Grampian and Tayside

27 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Ambulance Service is failing to meet its targets for responding to life-threatening emergencies in the NHS Grampian and Tayside areas, new figures have revealed. Data released following a Freedom of Information request from the Scottish Conservatives has shown … Continue reading


SNP falls ‘woefully short’ on pledge to detect cancer early

26 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has fallen “woefully short” on a pledge it made to significantly increase the number of cancers detected early, a new report has revealed. As health secretary in 2012, Nicola Sturgeon launched the Detect Cancer Early Programme, saying … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Sturgeon’s five tests a ruse for separation drive

25 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The First Minister has been accused of hiding behind the EU referendum vote in order to renew a separation drive for Scotland. In a speech today, Nicola Sturgeon set out five tests she said had to be met to ensure … Continue reading


Peter Chapman

Clarification on CAP payments needed

21 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative rural economy spokesman Peter Chapman has sought clarification from the Scottish Government on when CAP payments will be delivered in full after continued delays. While the Government has escaped fines so far after the European Commission extended the … Continue reading


Scottish Conservatives seek further clarification on armed police sighting

21 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are seeking further clarification on the deployment of armed police after reports that officers carrying handguns were seen eating in a busy supermarket café. On 10 July, it was reported that shoppers were left feeling “alarmed” and … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Nationalist “nimbyism” on Trident is a national embarrassment

19 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have attacked the SNP’s “craven hypocrisy” over Trident in the wake of last night’s decision to renew Britain’s nuclear deterrent. SNP MPs lined up to oppose the decision to renew the UK’s nuclear armed submarine fleet – … Continue reading


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Rise in ADHD medicine for children ‘alarming’

17 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Tens of thousands of tablets for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were given out in Scotland last year. The 123,222 items dispensed for the treatment of ADHD is a new record high, compared to 112,000 in 2014/15 and just … Continue reading


‘Dementia challenge laid bare as hundreds of drugs given out a day’

17 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of drugs prescribed to treat dementia has soared to almost 700 a day, new figures have revealed. It illustrates the increasing challenge posed by dementia to the NHS, caused by Scotland’s ageing population. The statistics have shown £4 … Continue reading