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Motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman has died aged 31. Mr Aikman was just 29 and working as director of research for the Better Together side during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign when he was given his diagnosis. His husband, Joe Pike, announced his death on Twitter saying:…
Opening a unit where addicts can inject drugs under supervision would save the NHS millions and provide a safer environment for heroin users, according to researchers. Analysis by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership (GHSCP) found public injecting places considerable financial costs on health, social care and criminal justice systems.…
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a new strategy for healthcare staff in Scotland to close the "gap" in supply. The national workforce plan is aimed at tackling the challenges facing the NHS and social care staff, including the increasing demands of an ageing population. Among the suggestions…
An inquiry into historic abuse must consider the 200 Scottish youngsters who were amongst the thousands of child migrants abused after being sent to Australia and other Commonwealth nations, Gordon Brown has said. The former PM said that in some cases, "abuse was piled upon abuse" for those involved in…
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