Cancer waiting time figures “rock bottom bad”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has branded current waits for cancer treatment “irresponsible and dangerous”, as new statistics show quarterly performance against the 62 day target is at its worst since the standard was introduced in 2012.

The statistics published by ISD Scotland today show that only 84.6% of patients were seen within the 62-day waiting time target for the quarter 1 April to 30 June 2018. That’s down from 85% in the previous quarter, and 86.9% at the same point last year.

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Cole-Hamilton: Survey is worrying diagnosis of Scotland's health

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the SNP Government needs to step up efforts to improve Scotland's health after new statistics revealed a "worrying diagnosis".

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McArthur: 21st century policing requires 21st century tools

Commenting on Police Scotland's new technology investment plan, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur said:

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Rennie: Labour isn't listening

Responding to John McDonnell’s comments suggesting that Labour would not include the option to remain in the EU in a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Access to PrEP shouldn't be “luck of the draw”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today revealed waits for PrEP prescription appointments are significantly longer in NHS Lothian than in any other health board and called for an end to this discrepancy.

Freedom of Information requests submitted by the Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed NHS Lothian is the only health board in Scotland with a waiting list for prospective PrEP patients, and there are 125 people waiting.

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Rennie: Theresa May has had her chance

Responding to Theresa May's statement on Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie: Scottish Tories must choose - No deal or People's Vote

Responding to Theresa May's statement on Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
 
“The Prime Minister has had the most humiliating European summit in recent memory and returned with a tattered Chequers deal, making a no deal Brexit more likely than ever.

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Rennie: Corbyn comments careless towards UK

Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s comments on the prospect of a second independence referendum, Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie: Corbyn is making all the wrong calls

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today warned Jeremy Corbyn that he is making "all the wrong calls" on Brexit and independence as the Labour party prepares for its autumn conference in Liverpool.

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A timeline of the P1 standardised testing saga

Today the Scottish Parliament voted against P1 standardised testing. 

The Liberal Democrats, Labour, Conservatives and Greens were united in opposition to this time-wasting, resource-draining policy. 

The Scottish Government must now respect the will of the Scottish Parliament and halt the tests immediately.

  

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