Doctors' frustration at MSPs blocking of alcohol pricing bill

The leader of Scotland’s doctors has launched an outspoken attack on MSPs who voted down proposed legislation on minimum alcohol pricing. Dr Brian Keighley said...

Do England's health reforms matter in Scotland?

This afternoon, Andrew Lansley, the UK health secretary, is due to publish a white paper describing how he wants to shake up the NHS...

10% of Winter Olympics athletes injured – research

At least one in 10 athletes were hit by injury and a further one in 14 fell ill during the 2010 Winter Olympics in...

Trial scheme gives patients access to doctors' records

The patient health record has traditionally been closely guarded by GPs, many of whom have resisted attempts to share it even with other parts...

Patients to get guaranteed waiting times

Patients in Scotland would get legally guaranteed waiting times for treatment and a legal right to complain – and help to do so –...

Patients wrongly admitted to hospitals to dodge waiting times targets – report

Doctors’ leaders have described as “scandalous” reports that patients are sometimes admitted to hospital inappropriately to avoid breaching A&E waiting times. According to an Audit...

Scottish Govt publish Carers' Strategies

I’d like to suggest a different title for today’s strategies for carers, one for adults and one for young carers, which are published today...

H1N1 ‘now entering recrimination phase’, says BMJ deputy editor

Tony Delamothe, deputy editor of the BMJ, says the search for scapegoats over the swine flu "pandemic" has already begun. Rates of the disease have...
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Health and social care – all in this together?

So we’re having another go at integrating health and social care – about time too: it’s been a good eight years since LHCCs transformed...

Sturgeon: cuts will make NHS better

In the first of a series of interviews with people who have an impact on health and health services in Scotland, Jennifer Trueland talks...