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Rennie urges First Minister to set the agenda on mental health

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has urged the new First Minister to set out a new agenda on mental health as she sets out her first Programme for Government tomorrow.

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NHS going backwards on SNP's watch

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has slammed SNP mismanagement of Scotland’s health service after a series of new figures published today showed:

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Hume slams SNP over flagging mental health services

Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised the Scottish Government over flagging performance against waiting times for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

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Hospitals face a long winter as bed blocking soars

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that health boards face a long winter after figures published today showed that during the quarter July to September 2014, 154,588 bed days were occupied by delayed discharge patients.

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Health boards long way off meeting mental health targets

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has called on the Scottish Government to step up its support for mental health services after figures published today showed one in five patients face waiting of over 18 weeks to start treatment for psychological therapies.

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SNP sliding backwards on mental health services

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the SNP Government is sliding backwards as the UK Government strides forwards in its efforts to improve mental health services.

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Willie Rennie speech to Scottish Liberal Democrat conference

Speech from leader of the Scottish Liberal Democats Willie Rennie MSP to Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Dunfermline:

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Alistair Carmichael's Speech to Scottish Lib Dem Conference

Speech from Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, to Scottish Liberal Democrat Autumn conference in Dunfermline:

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Real test is whether Nicola Sturgeon will walk liberal on justice

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has laid down the gauntlet to new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to demonstrate that she will walk liberal following Kenny MacAskill being ousted from the role of Justice Secretary in today’s Scottish Government reshuffle.

 

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Holyrood praise for Borders Deaf and Hard of Hearing network

Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland, has today secured praise from Health Secretary Alex Neil for the work of the Borders Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network.

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