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The winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony held on World Alzheimer’s Day, last week, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. The Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the SSSC, sets out to recognise the incredible difference that…
More than 400,000 people have been placed on a police "vulnerable persons" database, an investigation has found. Officers add people they encounter at incidents to the Interim Vulnerable Persons Database (iVPD) if they are concerned for their future wellbeing. The database also records incidents where there has been an immediate…
The Scottish Government's named person scheme could "overload" the social work system, a Holyrood committee has been told. The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) said uncertainty around a new code of practice for the scheme could result in a "better safe than sorry" approach to referrals, leading to a…
Cancer waiting times are the worst for 10 years, campaigners said, as new figures showed 13% of patients who are urgently referred do not start treatment in the target time. The Scottish Government's ambition is for 95% of those who are referred because cancer is suspected to be treated within…
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