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Almost 1,000 waiting over 12 hours at A&E – highest since records began

7 Jan 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Almost a thousand patients waited longer than 12 hours at A&E in November 2019 – the highest number since records began in 2011, according to the latest figures released today. The statistics from ISD Scotland highlight this massive increase from … Continue reading


Just 1.5% of NHS assaults end in conviction

3 Jan 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Fewer than 1.5 per cent of physical assaults on NHS staff result in a conviction, new analysis has shown. In 2017/18, the latest year for which figures are available, 190 people were convicted under the Emergency Workers Act – the … Continue reading


Rising trend in Parkinson’s disease revealed

2 Jan 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of patients receiving treatment for Parkinson’s disease in Scotland is rising sharply. According to latest figures, there were 333,000 drugs handed out last year, signalling an increasing annual trend. The number of patients receiving the medication has risen … Continue reading


Fire brigade’s millions in overtime revealed

1 Jan 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s fire service is spending increasing amounts of cash on overtime as the organisation endures years of SNP cuts. The brigade spent £7.2 million on overtime costs last year, the second highest amount in years. It comes as unions argue … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw’s New Year message

31 Dec 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

See below a New Year message from Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw. “Firstly, may I wish everybody a very happy new year, and welcome everybody to the 2020s. “In the next few weeks, we will finally be leaving the European … Continue reading


Ambulance turnaround times at hospitals soar

31 Dec 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The time it takes for ambulances to drop patients off at hospital and return to the road is increasing, new research has revealed. In 2016, 20 ambulances a day recorded turnaround times of more than one hour when dropping emergency … Continue reading


Major delays in processing disclosure checks

30 Dec 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Major delays in processing checks for people who want to work with children and protected adults have been revealed. The SNP government is meant to ensure anyone applying for disclosure checks like Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) applications are given the … Continue reading


Hundreds of 5-seat cop cars only insured to carry 3

29 Dec 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Cash-strapped Police Scotland own hundreds of patrol cars with capacity for five people – but only have them insured to carry three. It has emerged the single force has 628 vehicles which – because of weight regulations – can only … Continue reading