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The Scottish Government's named person scheme could "overload" the social work system, a Holyrood committee has been told. The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) said uncertainty around a new code of practice for the scheme could result in a "better safe than sorry" approach to referrals, leading to a…
Cancer waiting times are the worst for 10 years, campaigners said, as new figures showed 13% of patients who are urgently referred do not start treatment in the target time. The Scottish Government's ambition is for 95% of those who are referred because cancer is suspected to be treated within…
The number of sexual cyber crimes recorded by police has soared over the past three years, according to new research. The Scottish Government has announced an expert group to tackle sexual crime as new analysis by statisticians revealed the scale of the problem. Sexual crimes in the category that includes…
Lawyers have warned about the possible impact Brexit could have on the NHS, claiming that leaving the European Union could result in delays in patients getting new medicines and also impact on the supply radioisotopes used in cancer treatment. The Law Society of Scotland said leaving the EU "will affect…
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