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Victims of abuse in care are calling for a financial compensation scheme, with contributions from residential care providers, local authorities and religious orders as the “responsible” parties. A review group set up by the Scottish Government to look at a potential redress scheme for abuse survivors has made 14 recommendations…
Scotland’s mental health minister is to meet with the family of a man who took his own life after contacting health services eight times in the week before he died. Luke Henderson was found dead on December 29 last year at his home in Motherwell where he lived with his…
The removal of financial incentives for GPs has been linked with a decline in performance by a new study. Researchers said an "immediate" reduction recorded across 12 quality measures they studied may be partly accounted for by changes to doctors' methods of documentation. However, they said declines in measures involving…
A campaign group has lodged an appeal after it lost its legal challenge to the Scottish Government's move to allow pregnant women to take abortion-inducing medication at home. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) argued the decision by ministers, over the use of the drug misoprostol, was…
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