1mME7o - GPs accuse government of 'long-standing underfunding' General 

GPs accuse government of 'long-standing underfunding'

GPs accuse government of ‘long-standing underfunding’ The Royal College of GPs has accused the Scottish government of “long-standing underfunding” of GP practices. It has also criticised the “confusion” surrounding £500m of future spending commitments. The comments come in a written submission to Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee. The Scottish government said it had already committed to investing “a further £500m in primary care by the end of this parliament”. The Royal College of GPs (RSCP) called on the Scottish government to say exactly how much it would spend on general…

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kgRcq3 - Lessons must be learned in tainted blood inquiry, say campaigners General 

Lessons must be learned in tainted blood inquiry, say campaigners

Lessons must be learned in tainted blood inquiry, say campaigners The UK inquiry into contaminated blood products must establish lessons that improve public safety, campaigners in Scotland have said. Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products from abroad that were infected with hepatitis C and HIV in the 1970s and 80s. Prime Minister Theresa May ordered an inquiry into the scandal on Tuesday. But Haemophilia Scotland said there were still questions about how the UK-wide inquiry would be carried out. The prime minister has said the probe would establish…

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