Category Archives: Scottish Government Policy

First Minister’s Announcement on MND Nurses

MND Scotland is delighted to hear that First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, has committed to doubling the number of MND nurses in Scotland and ensuring that they are paid for by the NHS. Doubling the number of nurses will make … Continue reading

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MSPs Back Statutory Right to Communications Equipment

MND Scotland was delighted by yesterday’s confirmation in Parliament that MSPs will back the Scottish Government’s introduction of a statutory right to communications equipment. MND Scotland has been campaigning for this change through our ‘Let me Speak’ campaign, which was … Continue reading

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Nation must concentrate on Mental Health says PM

David Cameron has called for the nation to focus on mental health after a review revealed inadequate, underfunded care, leading to “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths”. The report – by a taskforce set up by NHS England – said … Continue reading

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First Technology Charter for people with dementia in Scotland launched

The first ever Technology Charter for people living with dementia in Scotland was launched today at the Scottish Digital Health Conference in Glasgow by noted Scottish journalist, Sally Magnusson. You can download the Technology Charter here. The Technology Charter is a … Continue reading

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Green light given to treatment for advanced prostate cancer in Scotland

A TREATMENT for men with advanced prostate cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland. An expert at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Professor Rob Jones has welcomed the decision to offer suitable men the … Continue reading

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Diabetes in schools – legal information – Scotland

The laws relating to looking after children with diabetes in school in the UK vary depending on the particular nation. The following is a summary of the relevant legislation and guidance in each nation. The Equality Act 2010 (England, Scotland … Continue reading

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Scottish Government – eHealth Strategy 2014-2017

This is an extract from the Scottish Government eHealth Strategy document – it makes interesting reading http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00472754.pdf The 2011–2017 eHealth Strategy1 included a commitment to undertake a review and refresh of that document in 2014. During the period since 2011 … Continue reading

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Main Political Party Pledges on Health for the upcomming election (believe what you wish!)

Conservative Main pledges Increase spending on the NHS in real terms, every year Recruit and train an extra 5,000 GPs Seven-day access to GPs by 2020 A named GP for every NHS patient Lib Dems Main pledges Increase real terms … Continue reading

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Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy

Scotland’s first Dementia Strategy was published in 2010, setting out the work that the Scottish Government and its partners in NHS Scotland, local government and the third and independent sectors sectors must work towards to improve support, care and treatment … Continue reading

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Possible benefits for people with epilepsy in Scotland

This information for people in Scotland. See also England, Northern Ireland and Wales. If you’re outside the UK, your local epilepsy group may be able to help. In this section Free prescriptions The Disabled Persons Railcard Free bus travel Access … Continue reading

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