SNP must face up to underfunding impact at NHS Grampian review

Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP Alison McInnes has said the Health Secretary must openly face up to the problems at NHS Grampian caused by underfunding at her review of the Health Board today.

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SNP should stop meddling in Northern Irish politics

 The Deputy Leader of the SNP has been criticised for cack-handed meddling in Irish politics.  Yesterday Stewart Hosie demanded the devolution of Corporation Tax to Scotland following an agreement to devolve it to Northern Ireland as part of the ongoing peace process.

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Hume calls for clarity from mental health Minister on priorities

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP have pressed the new minister for mental health for clarity on his priorities after an answer to a parliamentary question on the topic avoided giving any specific details on how he planned to support mental health services.

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Gladstone would be spinning in his grave over Salmond home rule claims

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that Liberal stalwart William Gladstone would be spinning in his grave over former nationalist First Minister Alex Salmond’s claims that he is now arguing for “home rule” for Scotland.

 

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Rennie slams SNP over half billion pound underspend

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has said that people will be astounded to learn that the Scottish Government ended last year with a half billion pound underspend.

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Ministers must move fast to tackle obesity crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume has urged the Scottish Government to move fast to prevent and treat obesity in Scotland after new figures published today estimated that the total economic costs of obesity to Scotland could be as high as £4.6bn each year.

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Labour singing from SNP song sheet on centralisation

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the SNP and Scottish Labour are singing from the same centralising hymn sheet when it comes to tackling problems faced by local economies. 

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SNP must face the facts on mental health provision

Scottish Liberal Democrats will today lead calls to SNP ministers to face the facts on mental health care provision in Scotland.

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New figures reveal 35,000 NHS staff injuries

Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that NHS staff have suffered over 35,000 injuries whilst at work over the past three years.

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Great start to 2015 for pupils set to receive free school meals

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the new year has set off to a great start for the 135,000 primary 1 to primary 3 pupils set to benefit from the roll-out of free school meals in Scotland from Monday 5th January.

 

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