Tag Archives: Scottish Government

My year of falling over

August already. Can 2017 be so far advanced? The last time I posted here was in early January. “For this relief, much thanks”, you may say, echoing Francisco in Hamlet. That would be an appropriate response, since the last time I … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name…

“Man” and “stroke” this time, no “dog”. In any case, Archie has just returned from a long walk in the rain and looks utterly miserable as only a whippet can. In my last post, I threatened to return to the … Continue reading

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Snow and gritted teeth

Yesterday hard frost and some snow. Today more snow, but milder. Definitely not weather for a young whippet. Following a diktat from our ever liberal Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire Council is to spend thousands of pounds on Gaelic road signs, but … Continue reading

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Musical chairs, foxes and stroke statistics

In my tiresome way, I am writing again about the annual Scottish Stroke Care Audit. You can read what I have said in the past by clicking here. While some of our politicians are playing musical chairs and saving the … Continue reading

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Driving Assessments and that Referendum again

Earlier this year, when all of us in Scotland were being distracted by either  a) the approaching cries of “Freedom!” or  b) the prospect of the break up of Britain (you choose), the Scottish Government quietly centralised driving assessments for people with disabilities. If you are … Continue reading

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It’s a lottery

Earlier this month, the NHS in Scotland published its Stroke Care Audit for 2013. This easily read document can be accessed via the link above and gives an overview of hard data about acute stroke care across Scotland. The Scottish … Continue reading

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