Cole-Hamilton: SNP cannot stonewall questions on health reforms

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said that the Health Secretary seems wholly incapable of giving straightforward answers to basic questions over plans for NHS health board reforms.

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Minister cannot watch as oil contracts leave Scotland

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said Ministers cannot sit back and watch as oil and gas decommissioning contracts leave Scotland.

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Police officers must get basic kit

Commenting following reports that Police Scotland officers have been forced to buy their own hand sanitiser and bin bags due to budget cuts, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP said:

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McArthur calls on Scottish Government to examine tendering process following Brexit

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to examine the implications of the recent Brexit vote on arrangements for tendering the Northern Isles ferry contract.

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McArthur: Scotland counting the cost of botched police reforms

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said that police centralisation has made it more difficult for officers and staff to build links with the communities they serve.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats reveal the most dangerous trunk roads in Scotland

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Mike Rumbles MSP today revealed the most dangerous trunk roads in Scotland as new figures showed that serious and fatal accidents on roads managed directly by the Scottish Government have increased year on year since 2013.

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Cole-Hamilton: NHS overtime shows staffing pressures

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said staffing problems in the NHS seem to be getting worse, not better as new figures showed more than £20 million was paid in overtime to consultants in 2015/16.

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McArthur calls for review on Scottish Limited Partnerships

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today called for an urgent review of the regulation of Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) after it was revealed the controversial business model was at the heart of a Ukrainian probe into organised crime arm exports.

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Cole-Hamilton: We must boost early cancer detection rates

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said Ministers must work with health boards to boost early cancer detection rates as new figures revealed a flagship target has been missed.

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Cole-Hamilton: Ministers must get a grip on delayed discharges

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned Ministers need to get a grip on the integration of health and social care services after last month saw an increase in the number of patients kept in hospital after they were clinically ready to be discharged.

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