World Mental Health Day: Cole-Hamilton calls for service boost

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today urged the Scottish Government to use World Mental Health Day to deliver a step change in mental health services in Scotland.

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Rennie calls for jobs website review

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today called for a Scottish Government website to be reviewed after concerns over career recommendations provided to young people in Fife. 

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Scott: EU staff vital to Scottish Universities

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP today said that the failure of the UK government to guarantee the residency status of EU citizens could have a chilling effect on higher education in Scotland.

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Rumbles: SNP are failing to support farmers

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumble MSP today said new figures revealing a spike in farm debt underline the challenges facing Scottish agriculture.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for psychological therapy boost

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for a step change in mental health treatment in Scotland as new figures revealed that waiting time targets for psychological therapies have been missed.

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Cole-Hamilton: Ministers must deliver sustainable NHS workforce

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has warned the Scottish Government is allowing nurses become overstretched after latest figures show that there are over 2,500 nursing and midwifery vacancies. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Step change needed in approach to mental health

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said new figures which reveal the number of young people forced to wait more than a year for specialist treatment reveal a crisis in mental health services.

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Cole-Hamilton: more cuts would put NHS under intolerable pressure

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton today said that wholesale budget cuts will hurt frontline NHS services following reports that health boards are currently axing £400m from budgets.

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McArthur highlights 1000 job losses since Fire merger

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said new figures revealing that Scotland has lost 1000 Fire Service staff since the SNP’s centralisation of the service shows the scale of the impact the changes have had on the emergency services.

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Rumbles: SNP must give assurances to farmers

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP today urged the Scottish Government to give farmers in Scotland the stability they need.

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