Health & Social Care

Is violence just part of the job in social care?

Unison has produced a new guide after a survey of its community and voluntary sector staff found half had experienced physical assault at work

21st September 2017 by TFN

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Poll: should the NHS stop funding homeopathy?

Should the NHS stop funding homeopathy?

4th August 2017 by Graham Martin

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Are baby boxes a waste of money?

The packs for newborns are set to be fully rolled out in Scotland later this month, but some suggest they are little more than a gimmick

4th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Should carers be paid a minimum wage?

TFN poll: should carers be paid a minimum wage?

15th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Should boxing be banned?

After the tragic death of Mike Towell, the charity Headway says its time to put a stop to boxing. Do you agree?

3rd October 2016 by Susan Smith

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Poll: Do you think Mark Zuckerberg can cure all diseases?

​Facebook founder wants to eradicate all diseases with £2.3bn - not even one fifth of the NHS Scotland's annual budget

23rd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Poll: should Cameron and IDS resign as charity patrons?

TFN poll: Should PM and IDS resign as patrons of disability charity?

24th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poll: How should Scotland spend its share of the sugar tax?

A can of cola could cost 8p more when the tax is introduced in 2018

17th March 2016 by TFN

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Poll: Is 10K race where competitors drink wine instead of water irresponsible?

A 10K “fun run” in Glasgow where competitors drink wine every two miles has been slammed as “no joke” by a leading charity - should it go ahead?

14th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Poll: who’s to blame for fuel poverty?

Margaret Burgess blames Westminster for Scotland's fuel poverty failure saying her government is fully committed to eradicating it. Are you convinced?

13th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Poll: Should children be forced to exercise at school?

With some of the worst child obesity rates in Europe is it time to force children to exercise at school every day?

5th November 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Should Jobcentre staff be housed in foodbanks?

People often visit foodbanks because they can't find work, but is it a good idea to have Jobcentre staff waiting for them there?

29th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Poll: should prostitution be fully decriminalised?

We ask: should prostitution be fully decriminalised?

21st August 2015 by Graham Martin

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Poll: should benefits be stopped for people with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?

What do you think of the latest Tory plans to axe benefits?

31st July 2015 by Graham Martin

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Poll: Can charities cope with the demand created by welfare cuts?

Or will the £12bn cut from the welfare budget be the straw to break the camel's back

23rd July 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Should pavement parking be made illegal?

London has outlawed parking on the pavement as it restricts access, especially for disabled people. Should Scotland follow suit?

26th June 2015 by Robert Armour

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Poll: is Ebola nurse probe fair?

​Hundreds have signed a petition calling for an investigation into Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to be dropped after allegations she hid her illness

20th March 2015 by Robert Armour

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TFN poll: should e-cigarettes be banned from hospitals?

Debate erupts after announcement that e-cigarettes will be banned from hospitals

19th February 2015 by Susan Smith

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TFN poll: should assisted suicide be made legal?

Poll: have your say on assisted suicide

8th January 2015 by Graham Martin

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