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Treatment Targets for Eating Disorders

A Westminster debate held during Eating Disorder Awareness Week today heard that Scottish treatment targets “have to be addressed” or risk young lives.

GP Appointment provision at Brechin Health Centre

I have written to Grant Archibald, Chief Executive of Tayside NHS regarding the ongoing issues that many residents in Brechin continue to face trying to book an appointment with their GP at Brechin Health Centre.

 

National Lottery Event

More than 150 Angus community groups and representatives attended a "routes to funding" session organised by the local MP.
Big Lottery Fund representative Ulrick spoke to attendees at the event in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Arbroath on February 22.

Cancelled Operations over Christmas

Nearly 100 operations were cancelled by NHS Tayside in an eight-week period from December to January, figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have revealed.

 

Tay Cities Deal Broadband Funding

Today Luke Graham MP and I have written to David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland calling for the extra £2 million pound fund for broadband rollount as part of the Tay Cities Deal be made available to local councils as soon as possible.

 

Santander Banking Closures

The MP for Angus today called on all High Street banks to launch “rural hubs” to help communities struggling from a litany of closures.

Kirstene Hair told MPs that Santander’s recent decision to close two branches in Forfar and Brechin means 100,000 people have only one between them.

GP Appointments in Brechin

The MP for Angus has asked health chiefs to broker a solution to “untenable” GP waiting arrangements among many constituents.

Ill locals who attend Brechin Health Centre have been seen on a triage basis since the practice ran with reduced GPs a few years ago.

Teacher Stress

Under-pressure Tayside schools lost almost two decades of staff time to mental health issues in the last year, according to new figures.

Dundee teachers racked up 3,615 days in stress-related sickness absence in the 12 months to January this year, up from 3,388 in 2017.

Update regarding Brexit amendments

Update regarding Brexit amendments

Last night in Parliament, MP's voted on a number of amendments to the Prime Minister's proposed EU withdrawal agreement on Tuesday 29th January.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Of the more than 100 types of cancer, only three have screening programmes in the UK. Two are specifically for women, and only one is available for young women – cervical screening.