Breast cancer waiting times in Tayside are now 17 weeks from general practitioner referral to first appointment. As the First Minister knows, that is a severe breach of Government-recommended maximum waiting times and an eternity for patients. I asked the First Minister about the issue a month ago. She said that she would get more detail and come back to me. I have heard nothing. Women are...
The plan sounds very good, especially for same-day treatment, but it also sounds light years away from where we are today. How will the minister ensure that statutory services actually deliver her plan?
The debate on drugs is long overdue. The reluctance of the SNP to debate drugs in its own parliamentary time tells its own story over the course of the Parliament. It is not a story of malice or bad intent, but more of a lack of ideas and analysis that might help the desperate situation that we have in Scotland, with the worst drug deaths rate in the world. It pains me to say it, because I...
Former Labour MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
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