I have only a brief time to close the debate on behalf of the Government. I will try to respond to as many as I can of the points that have been raised. As a mental health pharmacist who spent 20 years working for NHS Highland, far from experiencing the “nationalist ministerial disinterest” that Alex Cole-Hamilton described, I was so inspired by our SNP ministers’ leadership of our...
One moment. Of course, Covid and Brexit have lingering impacts, but there has also been the enormously painful effect of Liz Truss’s premiership. It might have lasted only a few weeks, but its impact will be felt for many years. I will give way to Paul Sweeney.
We absolutely recognise the value of community link workers, which is why we have invested in them. They have a record budget this year. The mental health directorate’s programmed budget has more than doubled since 2021 to more than £260 million. In fact, our NHS boards’ investment in mental health services has also increased, despite the difficult situation that we face. I welcome Tim...
Scottish National Party MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
Also represented Highlands and Islands
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