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Legislation to lift a time bar to allow survivors of childhood abuse to sue for damages will be voted on at Holyrood later. The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill scraps the existing three-year time limit on personal injury cases for survivors of childhood abuse up to 1964. Minister for Community…
A health board has apologised unreservedly after a probe found "multiple failings" in the care and treatment given to a baby who later died. NHS Grampian said there were no excuses for its conduct in the case and admitted it had failed the family of the young boy. The board…
Alcohol-related death rates were six times higher in the 10% most-deprived areas of Scotland than in the 10% least deprived in 2015, latest figures have shown. The NHS Health Scotland report highlighted inequalities, with alcohol-related stays in hospital nearly nine times higher in the 10% most- deprived areas than in…
Applications are now open for a £50,000 scholarship fund set up in memory of a Scottish motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner. The Gordon Aikman Scholarship will support research into the condition and develop practical improvements in the way people with MND are cared for. Aikman was director of research for…
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