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Scottish health minister Susan Deacon praised work done at a project which ceased operation six months ago. The minister was addressing delegates at the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association annual conference in Glasgow and cited the Drumchapel community health project as an 'example of how health visitors are currently making a difference'. The project hasn't had a health visitor since last July and closed in January of this year. A spokesperson for the minister said it was 'simply an error but it shouldn't have happened'. The spokesperson went on to say that 'this project is currently being looked at by the local healthcare co-operatives and a new project will start up again in the near future involving health visitors'.