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There was an interesting exclusive in The Times this morning which revealed Audit Scotland had been put under pressure to tone down the "alarmist" tone of its report last year on
Today's Education and Skills Committee meeting may have only been a little over eight minutes long but it w
The Scottish Health Council had a torrid time in front of MSPs this week.
MSPs yesterday voted through the Scottish Government's plans to increase council tax on bands E-H from April 2017 yesterday.
Opposition parties understandably jumped the on the latest Audit Scotland report on the NHS in Scotland, wh
The SNP lost its second vote in the chamber since losing its overall majority this week.
News this week that 934 children had contacted Childline last year because they were contemplating suicide was sobering, t
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Too many NHS investigations into baby deaths or brain damage are of ‘poor quality’, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has warned.
No matter how much health boards try and stay out of elections, even a hint of a hospital closure does tend to feature heavily in them.
Apart from the Scottish Conservatives seeking to underline their commitment to a publicly-owned NHS, health has been largely been out of the limelight in this election campaign so far, which is unu
Today the Scottish Conservatives hold their spring conference in Edinburgh, and there's something familiar about the war of words.
Can you claim to oppose climate change while aiming to extract every last drop of oil from the North Sea?
The main story this week is the unexpected explicitness behind Food Standards Scotland's recommendations to the Scottish Government.
The Education and Culture Committee had two meetings this week, the first of which took place in Dunfermline city chambers
The UK Government was faced with outrage from backbenchers today as it killed today's debate on the Off Patent Drugs Bill at Westminster.
The last body to be scrutinised by the Education and Culture Committee’s examination of relevant public bodies was Skills Development Scotland.
This week saw Labour MSP Dr Richard Simpson’s Alcohol Bill get its second evidence session in front of the Health and Sport Committee.
This week saw the publication of the 10-year report of the Growing up in Scotland study.
"Let's take action and change lives" said See Me's Judith Robertson at the organisation's parliamentary reception last night.
The legacy of PFI continues.
“These are hard-hitting recommendations and will make uncomfortable reading for many managers and leaders in our health service,” said Royal College of Nursing Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe in re
To say the new Education Bill hasn’t set the heather alight is to understate the level of criticism levelled at the draft legislation in recent weeks.
It is incomprensible that someone, somewhere inside the Scottish Parliament didn’t realise the irony.
A recent editorial in the Herald suggested Mark Griffin’s British Sign Language Bill is not the kind of legislation to “capture the imagination”, but judging by yesterday’s Stage 2 procee
Members of the Justice Committee will return to the Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill next week following the Scottish Government’s amendments at Stage 2.
Welcome to another general election themed briefing.
I decided that, with the general election so close, it might be helpful to take a look at what each party’s policy means for the environment.