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Around a third of nursing posts in care homes are vacant, with providers reporting increased difficulties recruiting staff, a new report has found. Scottish Care, which represents the independent health and social care sector, estimates the vacancy level stands at 31%, up on the 28% estimate for 2016. The number…
Scotland is taking a "bolder and more focused" approach to tackling fuel poverty, Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said. The Scottish Government missed its target to eradicate the problem by 2016, with ministers now looking to set new goals to reduce it. A new consultation is being launched, with Mr Stewart…
Highlands and Islands MSP Maree Todd will be appointed as the new minister for childcare and early years following the resignation of Mark McDonald over "inappropriate'' behaviour. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to promote Ms Todd days after Mr McDonald stepped down from the role with an apology…
The number of patients kept in hospital after being told they were well enough to leave has fallen year on year, according to official figures. Statistics from September's census found 1,378 people had to remain in hospital due to delayed discharge, also known as bed blocking. The figure was down…
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