In a parliamentary question, yesterday Miles Briggs asked:
To ask the Scottish Government how many alcohol-related hospital admissions there have been in each of the last five years, also broken down NHS board.
You can find the board breakdowns at the link below, but for Scotland as a whole the figures are:
- 2013/14 39 718
- 2014/15 38 186
- 2015/16 38 278
- 2016/17 39 023
- 2017/18 38 153
Click to access WA20190710.pdf
Those being treated are also being treated quickly:
Waiting time targets for drug and alcohol treatment smashed in NHS Scotland
Wonder, if can compare all FOI questions gtom MSPs, their names band party affiliation.
How many of those were asked in Holyrood and how many showed an improvement or
Take your time John
Tomorrow is fine.
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Tried that. They don’t record the party and wont release the names.
If you use a 3 year rolling average, the reduction is around 0.63%, which is, probably, not statistically significant. However, it is indicating that the numbers are relatively steady. Given that the BBC were trumpeting shock horror highest drug related deaths anywhere … er Europe … er Europe except for Estonia … yesterday, the fact that these data are steady indicates that, perhaps, the various programmes have, at least arrested what are notoriously hard conditions to treat. Minimum pricing, for example, has not had time to have had any effect although the Chief Medical Officer was cautiously optimistic about early figures.
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Sorry for going off topic but I noticed the report on the beeb business page (also carried on the Scottish page) regarding the current round of licences for the Scottish sector. Couldn’t help but smile when I saw the mention of the ‘broad shouldered’ UK finding value in making a licencing round timing alignment agreement with the Govt of the Faroe Islands. The britnats always maintain that only the ‘big’ state players get a look-in when major business projects are being organised. I suppose someone forgot to hand that particular memo to the Faroese people and Govt.
The Oil and Gas Authority has opened up applications to explore in large areas of the North Sea and West of Shetland.
There are 768 blocks or part-blocks on offer across the main producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
It is the 32nd round of licensing for exploratory drilling over more than 50 years
A new aspect of the latest licensing round includes co-operation on license timing with the Faroe Islands government.
The Faroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark but not the State of Denmark, although by they “buy” in some services from them.