Month: October 2014

Smoking targets exceeded

The number of Scots who successfully gave up smoking for at least a month has exceeded targets by more than 50 per cent. Figures released today by ISD Scotland show the smoking cessation target to deliver 80,000 one month quits…

Matheson welcomes improvement in waiting times for cancer patients

A support team to improve waiting times for cancer treatment across Scotland and fresh Government investment has led to shorter waits for patients, new figures released today show. Falkirk West MSP and Public Health Minister Michael Matheson welcomed the improvement…

DAMNING’ REPORT SHOWS WESTMINSTER WELFARE CUTS HITTING DISABLED PEOPLE

A ‘damning’ Citizens Advice Scotland report published today shows the devastating impact Westminster’s welfare cuts are having on disabled people in Scotland – and shows exactly why welfare policy should be decided in Scotland rather than in Westminster. Evidence gathered…