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Scotland the only nation to see improving performance

The SNP has today highlighted new figures showing that Scotland’s NHS is ‘streets ahead’ of the NHS south of the border on A&E waiting times – as Scottish Government investment in our health service continues to pay off.

Figures published today show that across core A&E sites 88.6 per cent of patients in England were admitted, transferred or discharged from A&E within four hours of arrival – compared to 94 per cent of patients in Scotland.

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Labour has been urged to apologise to NHS workers after the party implied standards had not improved since the 1940s.

SNP MSP Bob Doris said Labour needed to stop talking the NHS down as he highlighted the Scottish Government’s record investment levels in the health service.

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Bob Doris MSP with youngsters taking part in the Youth League courseSNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris, recently met with young adults attending a Street League employment initiative, an organisation focused on tackling youth unemployment, at Petershill Park in Springburn, benefitting from the course. Street League gives participants the opportunity to compete in football tournaments and helps develop coaching and event management skills. Ultimately the course identified work placements for participants with an opportunity of paid employment at the end of the course.

Anyone interested in either signing up for the Street League course, or who has a company offering a work experience placement, should contact Street League on 0758 450 4968 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Bob - anti-TU billGlasgow MSP stands up for Scotland's trade unions

SNP MSP Bob Doris recently supported STUC lobby of parliament and has voted to oppose the UK Government’s ‘anti-worker’ Trade Union Bill – and raised questions over Labour’s failure to back the devolution of power over industrial relations to Scotland. The UK Government's Trade Union Bill will place significant restrictions on Trade Unions including restricting the time union representatives can spend on Trade Union activities and imposes a series of ballot thresholds which would require up to an 80% yes vote in order for workers to go on strike.

A motion condemning the Trade Union Bill was passed in the Scottish Parliament with support from Labour MSPs, despite the fact that Labour MPs at Westminster voted against an SNP amendment to the Scotland Bill to devolve responsibility for industrial relations and workers’ rights to Scotland – and chose instead to leave them under the control of the Tory government.

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Bob - Movember

Glasgow MSP raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer

SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris and deputy convener of the Health and Sport Committee is participating in 'Movember,' alternately known as 'No-Shave November,' in order to raise awareness for men affected by prostate and testicular cancer, as well as poor mental health and physical inactivity.

In order to raise awareness, men participating start clean-shaven on November 1st, and then do not shave for the entirety of the month, growing out their facial hair.

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SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris has welcomed the Detect Cancer Early programme, which has seen a strong increase in the number of early diagnoses since its establishment.

Latest statistics show that the percentage of patients diagnosed with lung cancer at the earliest stage (stage one) has increased by 24.7 per cent since the launch of the Scottish Government's Detect Cancer Early programme. However, Glasgow continues to be disproportionately affected, with almost 25% more cases of lung cancer per year than the rest of Scotland.

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