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Substantial improvements are required in some health and social work services for older people in Edinburgh, following a joint inspection of services in the city carried out by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The report, published today, assessed how well health and social work services provided by the…
A nursery in Fraserburgh has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate have served a formal improvement notice on Peek A Boo Nursery after concerns were raised during an unannounced inspection in April 2017. Inspectors were concerned that insufficient…
The Scottish Conservatives will scrap their opposition to free prescriptions north of the border, it has emerged. Ruth Davidson said she recognised the "large amount of support" for free prescriptions in Scotland with a commitment to maintain them now to be included in her party's manifesto for the General Election.…
Drinking heavily is more harmful to the poorest people in society, who are at greater risk of illness or death because of alcohol consumption, according to a medical study. Published in medical journal The Lancet Public Health on Wednesday, it found there is a marked link between socio-economic status and…
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