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Young people are leading an in-depth Scottish Government study into child and adolescent mental health services. Between 15 and 20 people aged 14 and 22 will be recruited, from a variety of backgrounds, as part of the new youth commission on mental health services. It comes as mental health minister…
A nun broke a young girl's arm as she reacted to discovering the child was being sexually abused by a priest, an inquiry has heard. A witness told how she had hoped she would be protected when the nun walked in on the assault in 1970, when she was eight,…
The number of households in fuel poverty fell by almost 100,000 last year. Official statistics show a drop from 748,000 in 2015 to 649,000 in 2016. Almost two-thirds of the reduction was attributed to lower energy prices. Campaigners said the fall was welcome news but the number of fuel-poor households…
Poorer patients living in affluent areas are the most likely to miss GP appointments, a study suggests. Researchers who conducted an anonymous survey of more than 500,000 patients in Scotland found that nearly a fifth failed to keep an appointment on more than two occasions over a three year period.…
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