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Five years of SNP failure on delayed discharge

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

The Scottish Conservatives have criticised the latest figures on delayed discharge from hospital as “five years of SNP failure” as the Scottish government still hasn’t fulfilled their 2015 promise to eradicated the issue. The number of patients experiencing a delayed … Continue reading


Labour finally sells out to the SNP over indyref2

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

Labour leader Richard Leonard has confirmed his willingness to surrender to the SNP over a second independence referendum. It has been reported that he will ask the party’s Scottish executive committee about backing the divisive re-run. It completes the party’s … Continue reading


Police Scotland £50m black hole could cost 750 police officers

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

The Scottish Conservatives have accused the SNP of running Police Scotland ‘into the ground’ after Audit Scotland admitted that the organisation is facing a £50 million black hole. Giving evidence to the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny committee of the … Continue reading


SNP must publish findings of secret exam failure probe

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

The SNP government has been urged to publish the findings of a secret probe into Scotland’s falling exam pass rate. Education secretary John Swinney ordered officials to investigate why the performance of Higher pupils had dipped last year, despite saying … Continue reading


SNP would object to Brexit deal whatever it contained

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

The SNP would object to any Brexit withdrawal deal regardless of its contents, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The nationalists – backed by other parties in Holyrood – today voted to withhold consent for the UK’s departure from the European … Continue reading


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