Monthly Archives: January 2014

Decrease in heart disease and stroke

Fewer people in Scotland are suffering heart disease and strokes according to new statistics published. . Figures show that, over the past 10 years: • new cases of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) have decreased by 27.3% • new cases of…

Matheson urges constituents to SHARE if you care

People across Scotland are being encouraged to register their interest in health research. A new campaign has been launched to boost awareness of the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE), a confidential register run by NHSScotland of people who are interested…

Matheson welcomes new low in latest teacher claimant count

Figures released this week have highlighted a significant milestone in reducing the number of teachers claiming jobseekers allowance. According to labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), only 105 qualified teachers in Scotland were looking for work…