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A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Hampshire hospital nearly 30 years ago.…
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to psychological trauma. The Scottish Goverment announced an additional £1.35 million will be invested to create a national training programme, developed for workers…
A far-reaching inquiry into historical allegations of the abuse of children in care in Scotland is being given more time to complete its work. Deputy First Minister John Swinney has agreed to a request from the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry chair, the Right Honourable Lady Smith, to remove the requirement…
A man has thanked paramedics and doctors after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours. Ian Clark collapsed at home in Elrick, Aberdeenshire, on August 15 last year in front of his wife and youngest son. The 52-year-old father of three was given CPR by his eldest son Connon…
A man has told a court he did not rape a woman who has raised a civil legal action against him. Stephen Coxen admitted he had been "rude" towards the woman on the night in question and that their time together became upsetting, but he denied the allegation he faces.…
Shamed former minister Mark McDonald should be suspended from the Scottish Parliament without pay for one month, Holyrood's Standards Committee has recommended. The committee announced the proposed sanction after considering a report by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life, which was asked to investigate Mr McDonald's conduct after…
A photographic exhibition of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is to tour Scotland to raise awareness of their plight. Simon Murphy’s project is being supported by SCIAF and Justice and Peace Scotland and opened at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow on Wednesday, which is World Refugee Day. Almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees…
Men wearing kilts will also be protected by plans for a ban on upskirting, it has been disclosed in the Lords. Baroness Vere of Norbiton, speaking for the Government, said the proposed new law would protect the "bodily dignity" of both men and women. She said this would include "kilt…
Care services across Scotland are generally working well to protect children from the risks of sexual exploitation, according to inspectors. The Care Inspectorate has today published a report on a focused scrutiny programme which looked at how well care services are preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation. Inspectors…
A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man after she boarded a train in Edinburgh. The victim, from Northamptonshire, boarded the 5.05pm Edinburgh to Newcastle service on Sunday May 20. A man sat next to her and as the train departed he inappropriately touched her. British Transport Police say…
The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have united to raise serious concerns about the status of European citizens after Brexit. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, ministers called for an urgent meeting to discuss the impact of EU Exit Settlement Scheme for EEA (European Economic Area) citizens.…
Scotland would face "austerity until doomsday" if the country became independent, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said. He issued the warning as he called for politicians north and south of the border to increase investment in the National Health Service, saying it needed an injection of new cash similar…
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