Scot Gov cannot continue to ignore mental health crisis

North East councillor and Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on social care Rosemary Bruce has joined calls by MSPs to declare a mental health emergency in Scotland.

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Grampian falling behind rest of Scotland on vaccine rollout

Aberdeenshire Councillor Rosemary Bruce has raised concerns about the distribution of Scottish Government resources after new figures show that the rate of vaccination in NHS Grampian has fallen behind the national average.

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Rumbles calls for direct support for taxi businesses

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to provide an annual block grant to Local Licencing Authorities and remove the need for hefty annual licence fees for taxi and private hire drivers.   

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Parliament should have the final say on travel restrictions

MSPs should be able to vote on new draconian laws introduced by the Scottish Government which restrict peoples personal freedoms, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has said.

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Travel ban will be unenforceable and undermine policing by consent

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the First Minister to stop short of making it illegal to travel between local authority areas, potentially eroding public support for the very measures the Scottish Government want people to follow.

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Lib Dem Conference backs action to reverse economic damage caused by central belt rule

This weekend, Liberal Democrats from across Scotland backed calls from North East campaigner John Waddell to set up a new economic development body for the region, following concerns for the future of the local economy under the Scottish Government.

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All parties must back better care for children experiencing mental health issues - Waddell

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Aberdeenshire Liberal Democrat candidate John Waddell has urged MSPs from across the political divide to come together and back calls to provide inpatient care for youngsters in need of mental health treatment in the North East.

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First Minister agrees with Rumbles to allow all cafes to stay open

After North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles raised the issue in the Scottish Parliament yesterday, the First Minister has now agreed to allow all licenced cafes to remain open without selling alcohol.

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NHS Grampian tops chart for the most cancelled operations this summer

NHS data published today has revealed that NHS Grampian has had the most operations in the country cancelled for non-clinical reasons for three months in a row, from June to August.

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A quarter of NHS Grampian patients waiting past deadline for urgent cancer treatment

Cash strapped NHS Grampian failed to meet national standards for 26.6% of patients waiting for urgent cancer treatment in the second quarter of 2020, according to figures publishes by NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division (ISD) today. 

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