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Alison Johnstone MSP, Health and Wellbeing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today urged Scottish ministers to increase efforts to tackle vacancies in the NHS.Alison Johnstone_small

New figures show that the total number of nursing and midwifery vacancies has risen from 615 in 2011 to 2,411 in September this year.

Over the same period the number of consultant vacancies has risen from 112 to 345, with the proportion vacant for more than six months rising from 0.9 per cent to 2.6 per cent.…


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The opportunity to become a clean technology leader, end fuel poverty and create thousands of jobs must be seized

Blackout Britain! The energy crunch is coming!


The apocalyptic headlines we see in some sections of the UK’s press give the impression that we should be stocking up on canned goods and candles and preparing for a dark winter of discontent. The reality is quite different, but there are challenges we must confront.


I sit on Holyrood’s economy, energy and tourism committee and we recently published a detailed report following an inquiry into security of energy supply.…


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