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Poorer patients living in affluent areas are the most likely to miss GP appointments, a study suggests. Researchers who conducted an anonymous survey of more than 500,000 patients in Scotland found that nearly a fifth failed to keep an appointment on more than two occasions over a three year period.…
A former altar boy has waived his anonymity to tell a child abuse inquiry of beatings and sexual abuse at an orphanage. William Connelly broke down in tears as he told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry of his experiences at Smyllum Park in Lanark. The 69-year-old, who stayed at the…
A Holyrood committee has warned it will not be able to recommend parliamentary approval for key named person legislation until ministers provide details of crucial guidance for professionals. The Education Committee has called for the Scottish Government to provide "an authoritative draft" of the code of practice accompanying the Children…
A nun "killed" a four-year-old boy at an orphanage, a child abuse inquiry has heard. A witness, who cannot be named, said he heard the boy being beaten then never saw him again and recently found out the boy had died. The witness also said he was physically and sexually…
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