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Good progress has been made on improving services for children and young people in the Outer Hebrides, inspectors have said. Inspectors said partners had made significant progress in working together to gather and study information about improvements in the wellbeing of children and young people. As a result they were…
A nursing home’s 'dementia champion' has been struck off for verbally abusing a patient with dementia. A Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) hearing in Dundee heard how Marie McLaughlin, screamed abuse at the resident, calling him an “old c***” and a “paedo”. McLaughlin, who while working at Whitecraigs Nursing Home…
A £7 million global research initiative aimed at cutting deaths from lung disease has been launched. Researchers aim to reduce the death toll from lung conditions as well as mitigating the impact they have on daily life. Teams will investigate long-term conditions including asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive lung…
The integration of health and social care is underfunded and lacks a long-term financial strategy, a Holyrood committee has been told. The budget shortfall means the required shift in the balance of care will take longer to achieve, according to the authorities set up to oversee the change. The concerns…
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