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The Scottish Government is being urged to stop proposed closures to maternity units and other hospital services in the west of Scotland. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) plans a shake-up of services including closing maternity units at Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, and Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock. Under the…
We all experience the ups and downs of life sometimes. We might be treated badly by others or miss out on something we think we deserve, like a promotion at work. This can make us feel wronged, but we often get over it – or so you might think. In…
Glasgow City Council, working alongside Alzheimer Scotland, has announced the development of a framework to support high quality dementia services and help create a dementia friendly Glasgow. The so-called 'Glasgow City Dementia Strategy' aims to support approximately 8,000 people are living with dementia in city and 340 people are living…
Your Options Understood (Y.O.U.) is a resource that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents and carers. It was set-up by Dr Danielle Farrel to share her own experiences of life with a disability and to show that having a disability does not necessarily…
Funding cuts to public services are putting the health of the public at risk, leading nurses have warned. Almost four in 10 nurses have treated patients whose health has been affected by malnutrition or food poverty. And 41% have seen patients with health affected by inadequate or unsafe housing. A…
Pioneering community worker, activist, author, academic and social worker, Bob Holman, has died aged 79 after suffering from motor neurone disease. Bob spent his life tackling inequalities, resigning his professorship at the University of Bath in social administration to pursue a life of anti-poverty activism in line with his Christian…
A failure to implement robust primary healthcare systems could see the developing world combating a $21trillion healthcare crisis – equivalent to the GDP of the USA and UK combined. Stuart Telfer, Programme Leader of University of the West of Scotland’s new Master’s Degree in Global Primary Care Management, warned that…
An inspection of services for older people in South Lanarkshire has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations where improvements can be made. The report, published today, follows a joint inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland which considered how well the health and social work…
A midwife who was at the centre of a high-profile court case has called on colleagues to "forcefully refuse" to back the "horror" position adopted by their professional body to scrap the time limit for abortions. Mary Doogan, from Glasgow, took a case to the UK's highest court over whether…
Union leaders have welcomed a council decision to drop plans to convert six public holidays into annual leave, which had sparked the threat of strikes. Members of the GMB at Glasgow City Council had voted in favour of industrial action in protest at the proposal. GMB Scotland Officer, Benny Rankin,…
Council workers have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay. Members of the GMB union at Glasgow City Council backed walkouts by 72% and other forms of industrial action by more than 4-1. The union is in dispute over changes to working time arrangements, including plans to…
A former teacher branded a "dangerous predator" has been jailed for more than six years for sexually abusing pupils at a private school. William Bain, 62, of Crieff, Perth and Kinross, committed the offences against five boys at a school in Dunbartonshire where he taught in the 1980s and 1990s.…
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