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PUBLIC SERVICES NEED INTERNET JUMP-START

In Reform Scotland’s report ‘Patients First: Improving Access to GP Practices’, published in September 2012, we highlighted the wide variation in the online presence of GP practices, looking particularly at Edinburgh CHP and NHS Borders. While some had fully functioning websites which enable users to make appointments and repeat prescription requests online, others had no …

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Powering Scotland

The report recommends that energy powers should be formally devolved to Holyrood so that the Scottish Government can formulate policy that meets the country’s needs and supports a policy environment that encourages innovative, low carbon sources of energy to accommodate new and emerging technologies that can make a significant economic development and environmental impact, including …

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2011 Scottish election manifesto critique

On 18th March Reform Scotland published its collection of policy ideas designed to create a better environment for long-term economic growth and effective public services in Scotland. The booklet summarised research and recommendations made in its 17 reports published over the past three years. The central theme running through all our policy initiatives was of …

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Voluntary Power – A consultation document on expanding the third sector in Scotland

Over time, too much power has been taken away from people and local communities in Scotland and transferred to central government. The public are increasingly unhappy with the results of this because it has not led to the quality of public services seen in many other countries and has opened up an increasing divide between …

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