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A new initiative to prevent mental health problems arising in children with long-term physical conditions has been successfully piloted across Scotland and is now available to schools and youth organisations nation-wide. Long term conditions, such as arthritis, spina bifida, epilepsy and diabetes often have a profound impact on the mental…
Longer GP appointments and continuity of care could play a key role in the prevention and early detection of cancer, according to the organisation representing family doctors. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) said 10 minute consultations are often “unfit for purpose”. The RCGP was one of a number…
MSPs have passed a “momentous” new law on domestic abuse. The legislation creates a specific offence of domestic abuse, previously dealt with under various existing laws. Abuse survivors were among those in the public gallery at Holyrood and were applauded by MSPs following the vote. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill…
A survivors' group has hit out at "unconvincing" apologies from a religious order that ran a controversial care home where children were allegedly abused. John Scott QC, representing In Care Abuse Survivors (Incas), said the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul had shown a "sceptical attitude" amid claims…
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