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SNP will continue to work hard to improve Scotland's NHS

The SNP is today welcoming new A&E figures which show that the Scottish Government’s interim target of treating 95 per cent of patients within four hours has been exceeded – and is pledging to continue to work hard to further improve Scotland’s health service.

The figures released today for the week ended July 12th show that 95.4 per cent of A&E patients were treated within four hours – the best performance levels since weekly reporting of figures began in February.

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Fergus Logan, Sheelagh, Keith, Jordan Swankie and Bob Doris MSPBob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow and Deputy Convenor for the Health and Sport Committee chaired the event on 17 June 2015 at Holyrood where he welcomed over 90 guests from across Scotland and the UK to raise awareness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

PSP is a rare brain disorder that is caused by the progressive death of nerve cells in the brain, leading to difficulty with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. The disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). The average life expectancy is around seven years from onset. Unfortunately, PSP is often misdiagnosed as a stroke or Parkinson’s disease which is why raising awareness is so important.

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SNP MSP Bob Doris has welcomed the success of a new trial programme which has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

The ‘Think, Check, Act’ programme, which has been run by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Quality Improvement Hub, and funded by Scottish Government, has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

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Commonwealth Games legacy could bring sports hub to Royston

SNP MSP Bob Doris for Glasgow has welcomed new funding for Royston Youth Action (RYA), £24,900, through a Scottish Government; Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund which comes from £500,000 provided by the Scottish Government Legacy 2014 programme and £500,000 from The Robertson Trust. – which will help to encourage physical activity in the local area and provide vital support to a local social enterprise.

This new funding comes as part of the Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund, designed to support sport-related social enterprises, enabling them to become sustainable in the long run and help people become more physically active.

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