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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir (Edinburgh Western) (SNP) As my niece is a psychologist for NHS Borders, I know that mental health is a major issue, but I was not aware of the magnitude of the problem. As Neil Findlay pointed out, more than a third of Europeans will be affected by mental illness this year, and depression is the leading chronic condition in...
Health and Sport Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir (Edinburgh Western) (SNP) I am the MSP for Edinburgh Western.

Health and Sport Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir My questions are about the difficulties that relate to having some linkage with people who are in prison. I know that the system has changed and that the Scottish Prison Service is now more involved with the NHS. Will someone elaborate on the difficulties for people who come out of the justice syste...
Health and Sport Committee 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir (Edinburgh Western) (SNP) I am the MSP for Edinburgh Western.

Meeting of the Parliament 25 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir (Edinburgh Western) (SNP) I am delighted to speak in the debate. I was unaware until I joined the Health and Sport Committee, which I did just before Christmas, of how effective the immunisation programme is, as the minister and Richard Simpson pointed out.

I am delighted also to hear that, given the programme’s ...
Public Audit Committee 19 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 19, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir (Edinburgh Western) (SNP) With regard to the comment about the correlation between the aims and the money that goes into the various sectors, the Scottish Government has made no shortage of information available that it wants to do more in renewables industries. Obviously, if the companies are not there at the moment, appren...
Health and Sport Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir (Edinburgh Western) (SNP) The witnesses were talking earlier about effectiveness and how the overall system has not been designed to take in e-health. Are you coming across any sectors that are less than enthusiastic about the concept of e-health, and is that slowing the process down?

Health and Sport Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir I asked a similar question in another place a few years ago when e-health was first coming out. At that point there appeared to be a degree of resistance. I would like an update on the situation. Is e-health becoming more acceptable? Five years ago, the concept of e-health was maybe not as well know...
Health and Sport Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir I am the MSP for Edinburgh Western.

Health and Sport Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Colin Keir Yes. Does anyone out there not like the idea of going over completely to the technology?

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