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Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: River Garden Auchincruive (20 Jun 2024)

John Swinney: ...I will take that away and explore it. My answer to a question from Mr Greene a few weeks ago indicated that we are on target to increase the number of beds available for rehabilitation services, according to the expectations of the national mission on drug deaths, so I am surprised to hear the information that Sharon Dowey has put to Parliament today, given that it is my...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: Social Services (Cuts) (20 Jun 2024)

Jackie Baillie: Across Scotland, national health service and social care partnerships are facing a combined budget gap of almost £1.4 billion, which means that there will be severe cuts to social care services. In Glasgow, that will lead to cuts to community health services, cuts to the discharge and resettlement teams, cuts to care home nursing teams and the loss of 72 staff, including health visitors,...

5. Motion under Standing Order 26.91 seeking the Senedd's agreement to introduce a Member Bill — British Sign Language (BSL) (Wales) Bill (19 Jun 2024)

Mark Isherwood: ...work towards ensuring that BSL signers are not treated less favourably than those who speak Welsh or English, and make sure that deaf communities have a real voice in the design and delivery of services to ensure that they meet their needs. Existing legislation does not meet the needs of the deaf community and BSL signers. In evidence received by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and...

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (18 Jun 2024)

Mairi Gougeon: ...use and is being considered by our colleagues in the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee. We also have on-going support available to new entrants through the Scottish Land Matching Service and the farming opportunities for new entrants group. As part of my consideration of what is needed for the future, I have asked my officials to see what else can be done to enable more...

4. Statement by the Minister for Social Partnership: Creative Wales skills update (18 Jun 2024)

Sarah Murphy: ...seen as a viable career choice for young people or their parents. To meet this challenge, Creative Wales has developed partnerships with a number of key strategic partners, including Beacons Cymru, National Film and Television School Cymru and Culture Connect Wales, who support diverse talent in finding opportunities in the film and tv sector in Wales. In addition, a number of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Cross-border Healthcare (18 Jun 2024)

Mike Nesbitt: I thank the Chair of the Health Committee for her intervention. Would I like the service to be available locally? Yes, of course. Is it currently possible to do that? No, it is not, so what are the best alternatives? The Chair makes a compelling point about not having to get on a plane and fly. The scoping exercise will be conducted. Mr Robinson made some points about the unacceptability of...

Scottish Parliament: Topical Question Time: Dental Provision (Greenock and Inverclyde) (18 Jun 2024)

Jenni Minto: ...its plans for dental provision, including mitigations for practice closures. Current plans include a pilot in the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency to provide emergency dental services in Greenock health centre. In addition to targeted local action, Inverclyde qualifies for national support schemes such as the Scottish dental access initiative, which pays out up to £100,000...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Young Musicians (18 Jun 2024)

Rhianon Passmore: I very much welcome, obviously, the national music service investment, but it was never set up for conservatoire-style study. The serious dismantling and erosion of Wales’s finest economic export, the Welsh National Opera, from its joint arts council funding bodies, will ruin its capacity to perform and deliver first-class world-beating schools outreach. And just one example, First...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (18 Jun 2024)

Meghan Gallacher: On 8 May this year, the Scottish Conservatives held a debate on gender identity services for children and young people and the Cass review. Every party except the Scottish Greens voted for an update from the Scottish Government on the Cass review before summer recess. The Scottish Conservatives voted in good faith that the matter would be taken seriously, so as to support vulnerable children...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Waiting Lists in the Welsh NHS (18 Jun 2024)

Vaughan Gething: ...of additional funding here for NHS Wales. That compares to less than 1 per cent in England. Even with a £700 million reduction in the real-terms value of our budget, we continue to prioritise the national health service. I believe, with different leadership across the UK to undo the 14 years of Conservative chaos, we can do even more for our national health service here in Wales. The...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Gambling-related Harms (18 Jun 2024)

Darren Millar: ...people from harm, through the devolved levers and, indeed, the UK levers that are available. I was very pleased to hear the response in respect of consideration for developing work around addiction services. I do think we need a national gambling clinic in Wales, and addressing the proliferation of betting shops on many of our high streets and in our town centres. But one thing you haven't...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Cancer Research: All-island Cooperation (17 Jun 2024)

Mike Nesbitt: ...Registry. I am pleased to be able to advise that my Department is already working closely with the Department of Health in the Republic to look at ways in which we can cooperate to deliver cancer services. The North West Cancer Centre, as was mentioned, is a key example of that, with patients from the Republic accessing services there. Likewise, we have patients travelling to Dublin for...

Scottish Parliament: Public Service Investment (13 Jun 2024)

Miles Briggs: I will come on to that in my speech. I welcomed what the health secretary said last week. I have been calling for that during the whole time that I have been in this Parliament. We need to have a national conversation about where our health service is. The fact that, every single week, as MSPs, we raise problems about our health service requires us to look in the mirror and consider why that...

Scottish Parliament: Portfolio Question Time: Ferries (Consultants) (13 Jun 2024)

Baroness Katy Clark: ...in the dark as to what the work by consultants has achieved, to date. Will the cabinet secretary advise members on that and commit to a formal and regular structure of direct engagement with the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association and other CalMac Ferries unions on the case for a direct award? Will she outline the engagement...

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Admissions) (13 Jun 2024)

Miles Briggs: To ask the Scottish Government when it will end the reported practice of children and young people being admitted to adult services for treatment, rather than a national health service specialist child and adolescent mental health ward. (S6O-03573)

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: NHS Lothian and NHS Borders (Finances) (13 Jun 2024)

Craig Hoy: Mr Gray is aware that both health boards face a bleak financial future as a result of the Scottish National Party’s misplaced financial priorities. The decisions that they are now taking are causing real concerns to national health service staff and worried patients. In the Scottish Borders, 92 essential community hospital beds, including in Kelso, Hawick, Duns and Peebles, are at risk. In...

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: General Practitioner Numbers (13 Jun 2024)

Neil Gray: Let me be clear: GPs are highly valued in our national health service, and I thank them for their tireless work supporting patients in our communities. I remain fully committed to increasing the number of GPs in Scotland by 800, by 2027. The GP head count has increased by 271 since 2017 and it is consistently more than 5,000. Training new GPs is key and we have expanded GP...


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