Green health spokesperson Alison Johnstone has written to Health Secretary Shona Robison highlighting NHS figures showing GP practices in the most deprived ten per cent of Scottish communities get £3.79 more funding per patient than those in the least deprived.
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#TheresaMay plans to scrap these by 2020. This must NOT happen!
As a politician, how does it make you feel passing a person begging on the street?
Patrick Harvie, co-convener of the Scottish Greens: Empathy for the person themselves, but I also feel ashamed of our society for allowing the chronically unequal distribution of resources, of opportunities and of hope.
This week, I spoke in a debate about a disability delivery plan. The government’s
Amid all the big disagreements in Scottish politics, there are still some areas of common ground. From arch Brexiteers to committed Europeans, from Union flag wavers to those still wearing Yes badges, and from austerity cheerleaders on the Tory benches to left-leaners who passionately believe in a new economic vision for the country; pretty much everyone agrees about one thing. We have a woefully low level of productivity.
We can look at our low productivity and say
“We do need far more creative use of the powers we do have, but far from undermining the case for independence, a bold approach to the day job will demonstrate how confining those limits are, and will only strengthen the case for breaking beyond them”
Patrick Harvie MSP said:
“With a minority government, this term will need to be one of compromise and open-minded discussion. The Scottish Greens will work constructively to improve government proposals but we will also challenge them where necessary.
“Cutting Air Passenger Duty should not be a priority given its negative environmental and social impact. Investment in energy efficient housing, which could slash fuel poverty and tackle climate emissions, must be dramatically increased given the slow progress to date.
“The prospect of a Social Security Bill is welcome and Greens have already proposed constructive ideas for preventing the UK
Alison Johnstone MSP, Health & Social Care spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today commented on new figures showing no increase in the time spent at home rather than in hospital in the final six months of life.