Rennie calls for new childcare task force

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, has called for the creation of a new childcare taskforce so that Scotland stands ready to deliver bold plans for childcare when powers come following the Smith Commission.

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Rennie marks World AIDS day

Speaking on World AIDS Day, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that more needs to be done to tackle stigma around HIV and AIDs.

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Vow Max is good day for Scotland, home rule and Liberal Democrats

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has today hailed the most significant transfer of powers to the Scottish Parliament since its creation as the “Vow Max”.

A bold new package on welfare and tax powers will see the creation of a new Scottish welfare system with some £2.5billion of powers for the Scottish Parliament.

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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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