Alex Neil MSP

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Alex Neil MSP

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  • Member for: Airdrie and Shotts
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil) It is vital that we have the right number of staff in the right place at the right time to deliver the best possible patient care. Individual national health service boards are responsible for planning for NHS Scotland’s workforce in accordance with that aim. ISD Scotland reports NHS workforce stati...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Neil We are increasing the number of nurses in training. Since 2007, we have both reduced the vacancy rate and, at the same time, substantially reduced waiting times and lists. The vacancy rate that we inherited in 2007 was 3.5 per cent, which equates to more than 2,000 posts. Today, the vacancy rate is ...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Neil I think that the member has the wrong numbers. I have figures for student nurses and midwives, and the latest statistics from ISD show that 10,189 are in training. That is higher than the number in any year of the previous Administration and represents a 6.6 per cent increase in student intake in ac...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Neil We are doing a range of things. For example, we have given nurses the pay award that the independent NHS pay review body recommended. Therefore, from May this year the average nurse in Scotland will be £238 a year better off than his or her counterpart south of the border.

Down south ther...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Neil I am amazed that a member of the better together campaign does not care about nurses south of the border. I certainly care about nurses south of the border and about the fact that they will be £238 a year worse off than they would have been had the recommendation of the independent pay review body b...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Neil There are 304 vacancies in Grampian today, although the number of nurses there has substantially increased, as elsewhere. If the member would like a regional comparison, I am happy to send him the information.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil) I am aware that the board has been experiencing capacity difficulties in delivering the waiting-time guarantee and standards, which is why we have invested £18 million to increase capacity by building new theatres and employing more doctors, nurses and support staff. That additional capacity has jus...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alex Neil The issue has not been gross underfunding, as Mr Baker suggests. There is a shortage of particular types of cancer specialist, and the north of Scotland, particularly Grampian, has been affected by that. I am sure that the member is aware of the challenges in attracting people to the Grampian area, ...

Health and Sport Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (Alex Neil) Thank you very much, convener. I will be brief.

These draft amendment regulations reflect the Scottish Government’s commitment to increasing free personal and nursing care payments in line with inflation. If approved, they will benefit vulnerable older people.

Last year, we inc...

Health and Sport Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Alex Neil Under the agreement that goes way back to the introduction of free personal care, the local authorities will make up the difference.

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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-09336: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09334: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09222: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09115: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08915: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Parliamentary Bureau, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08752.3: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08674: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08580: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08389: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08327: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-20481: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20180: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20020: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19295: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19297: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19296: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19293: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19294: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19298: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19299: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>

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