Richard Simpson MSP

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Richard Simpson MSP

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  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of interests, as I am a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, honorary professor of psychology at the University of Stirling and a member of SAMH.

I agree with Jackson Carlaw that this has been a useful debate. Before I address...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dr Simpson I will come on to that. Early identification of mental health problems is vital, so we really need to look at the tier 1 and 2 services, which are considerably less expensive than the tier 3 and 4 services to which the member was referring.

I join Malcolm Chisholm in praising the Place2Be...

Health and Sport Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) I am an MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife. I refer to my entry in the register of members’ interests: I am a fellow of two of the medical colleges.



Health and Sport Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Dr Simpson My head is bubbling with different things, but I will concentrate on a couple of issues. I have been in general practice and 30 years ago we had an attached social worker, an attached CPN and an attached school nurse. They were all withdrawn from the practice. The school nurse retreated into the sch...

Health and Sport Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Dr Simpson In the first session, the Parliament discussed the Arbuthnott formula, which has now been replaced by the NHS Scotland resource allocation committee—NRAC—formula. One of the exclusions from the technical side of that has been general practice. The data was simply not there and, as far as I understan...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) We are concerned here about Scotland, not England; our services in Scotland are radically different.

How can the cabinet secretary justify his grand-old-Duke-of-York approach to workforce planning? He cut the nursing student intake in two successive years and then increased it. Some 180 n...

Health and Sport Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) I am an MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife.



Health and Sport Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr Simpson I want to switch slightly to issues that have been alluded to already—to the field of mental health. People with mental health problems—particularly if they are severe and enduring mental illness problems—have poor physical health. It is part of the inequalities issue—life expectancy is one of the m...

Health and Sport Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr Simpson Are any outcomes from that programme available yet?



Health and Sport Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr Simpson There is some research that shows that, once someone gets to a GP and is referred on, there is no discrimination at that point. There used to be, but there is not now, so the situation has improved considerably. That may be partly because of the quality and outcomes framework part of the contract.
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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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NoCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesDefeated

S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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YesCarried

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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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-09624: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09623: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09615: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09558.1: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09530: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09524: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09523: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09519: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09446.1: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09366: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20596: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20595: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20594: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20597: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20518: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20440: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20436: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20266: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20256: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
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