Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick “keeping endometriosis on agenda”

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has advised that she is keeping endometriosis on her agenda following a meeting with Kirsteen Campbell from Endometriosis UK North Highland branch. Roddick, who has spoken in the past about the need for better diagnosis times and treatment for endometriosis, said that improving access to medical careContinue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick “keeping endometriosis on agenda””

Roddick calls for expanding role of Community First Responders

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has today asked the Scottish Government to consider revisiting existing restrictions on the role of Community First Responders in assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service. Roddick urged the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care to explore further ways in which Community First Responders can aid Scottish Ambulance Service crewsContinue reading “Roddick calls for expanding role of Community First Responders”

MSP says short-term let regulation “vital” to tackling housing crisis

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has claimed short-term let regulation is “vital” to tackling the housing crisis in the Highlands and Islands. Short-term lets have been an area of discussion in Scotland for a while, with the effects being magnified by the Coronavirus pandemic. The increase of individuals ‘holidaying at home’ has been exponential and hasContinue reading “MSP says short-term let regulation “vital” to tackling housing crisis”

Local MSP seeks support for 17 year olds in Scotland who are going to Uni and are not included in the 3 months until 18 vaccination criteria

Emma Roddick MSP asked the First Minister today what the options were for Scottish University students who are only 17 and not due the Covid vaccination yet. She asked, following the First Minister stating that further guidance from the JCVI was due in regards to this. Roddick asked: ‘I appreciate the information that has beenContinue reading “Local MSP seeks support for 17 year olds in Scotland who are going to Uni and are not included in the 3 months until 18 vaccination criteria”

Highlands and Islands MSP seeks clarity on how individuals at high risk from COVID will be supported as restrictions ease

Emma Roddick MSP asked the First Minister today how the most vulnerable to COVID in our society will be supported following the move to level 0, highlighting specifically those with blood cancers whose treatment may affect the vaccine’s effectiveness. She asked: “Given that Blood Cancer UK has instructed that the vaccine may have lower efficacyContinue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP seeks clarity on how individuals at high risk from COVID will be supported as restrictions ease”