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Paramedics are dealing with more than 10,000 mental health-related call-outs each year, according to new figures uncovered by the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Ambulance crews were called to 10,895 incidents in 2016/17 where the primary health issue was psychiatric. Statistics gathered by the Lib Dems through Freedom of Information also show…
There were multiple "missed opportunities" in the handover care of a man treated for "delusional" behaviour and at the centre of a fatal flat stabbing. Melvin James had to be subdued by armed police using stun grenades and Tasers a month after being discharged from hospital. He was allowed to…
Almost 100 suspected trafficking victims have been intercepted by a specialist border force at Glasgow Airport, it has been revealed. The Home Office Border Force team - trained to spot the signs of trafficking - has interviewed more than 300 potential victims at the airport since the start of Operation…
More people should be benefiting from a planned transformation of social care, a new report has said. The review found "no evidence" of the radical change needed to fully implement a ten-year strategy for self-directed support (SDS). The policy, drawn up by the Scottish Government and council body Cosla in…
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