Police Scotland reported sexually exploited children to immigration enforcement
Police Scotland passed the details of over two hundred victims of crimes to Home Office immigration enforcement teams in a two year period, including sexually exploited children and women who’d been physically attacked and trafficked.
Concern raised over homeless migrant families, after children forced to sleep in a car
Migrant and refugee children have been left homeless – with one family of five, including a pre-school child, forced to sleep in a borrowed car in Glasgow – due to disputes between the Home Office and local authorities about who is responsible for their welfare.
The rescue ship – a solution to the GP crisis?
The Ferret looked into Deep End practices and the ways they have developed to address the challenges faced by the country’s most deprived areas.
What could reduce GP workload and improve healthcare access?
While GP caseloads continue to grow, a number of initiatives spearheaded by health boards, surgeries and charities have sought to try and find solutions.
Scottish GPs call for housing developers to contribute to healthcare
GPs and professional bodies want primary health care infrastructure, including GP surgeries, to be partly funded by housing developers.
Concerns raised over GP chains taking over practices
Concerns have been raised about the impacts on patients as GP chains take over ailing practices across Scotland.
GPs working at ‘unsafe levels’ as patient numbers soar at a third of practices
GPs said they were being forced to work at “unsafe levels” with duty doctors in average practices clocking up to 75 appointments in one day.
Growing patient lists and unsafe working: patients and doctors speak out from the front lines of primary care
Amid rising concerns over heavy patient lists and unsafe work conditions in primary care, patients and doctors share their experiences of a system under strain.
Housing company accused of ‘re-traumatising’ asylum seekers
A housing company accommodating asylum seekers in Scotland has been accused of “re-traumatising” the people by forcing them to move with as little as ten minutes notice.