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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Lib Dem childcare plans will help build fairer society

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that only Liberal Democrats will build a fairer society for more people in Scotland with a fairer childcare package.

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Lib Dems change tax system to boost low and middle earners

Radical changes to the UK Government’s tax system put forward by the Liberal Democrats have recalibrated the system in favour of low and middle earners and against large companies who evade taxes, Liberal Democrat Edinburgh MP Mike Crockart has said.

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11,000 council staff signed off with mental ill health

Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged bodies across Scotland to review their approach to mental ill health after revealing that over 11,000 council staff have been signed off with stress and other mental health problems in the past year.

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1500 patients sent for mental health treatment outside health boards

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that mental health units across the country are struggling to cope as they revealed figures showing hundreds of patients are being sent outwith their health board each year to receive treatment.

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Willie Rennie's New Year message

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

“It's hard to imagine that this year could match last year. I suspect on the sporting front it will certainly be difficult. 

"In politics, experts often underestimate the strong minds of voters to do what they want, rather than what those experts predict. 

“After his two week long retirement, our former First Minister has posed the big test for the year ahead. Alex Salmond wants to use May's General Election to rerun the referendum he just lost. And he wants to secure independence by the back door with his unstable, extreme form of devolution. But putting his party's policy ahead of local interests might not be what is wanted by the people of Gordon.

“I’ve been encouraged that voters of all persuasions are rallying behind our candidate Christine Jardine to put local interests ahead of the interests of Alex Salmond.

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Medicine wastage cost £2million in past five years

Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that medicine wastage has cost Scotland’s health service nearly £2million in the past five years – equivalent to 80 new registered nurses.

Nine out of 14 health boards responded to Scottish Liberal Democrat freedom of information requests which asked about the annual costs of removing and destroying prescription medicines that are returned unused to pharmacies in the area.

 

 

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