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Doctors ‘on safari’ say patient care is suffering

Around three years ago, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde managed to get some lovely media coverage with a press release about giving nurses pedometers....

Doctors vote to take industrial action over pensions

So, much to the surprise of some, BMA members have voted to strike. In a pretty good turnout as these things go, doctors have...
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Breathing: the most powerful workout you’ll ever do

Few of us pay much mind to our breathing. Like walking or talking, we accept it as something that just happens, an incidental adjunct...

Not just a waiting list scandal – an SNP waiting list scandal

Trying to catch up with press releases and emails after a week away has suddenly become a lot easier, thanks to Scottish Labour. Handily...
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The rise of a slimy superfood

A visit to the local health shop leaves those of us without qualifications in herbology or supplement-ology pretty lost. Potions, tinctures, capsules and tablets...

BMA Scotland: pension reform is ‘unnecessary and unfair’

By Lewis Morrison This is a historic week for the medical profession as the British Medical Association (BMA) ballots doctors on industrial action. We are taking...

Do us a wedding favour…

As we approach the bridal silly season, there are families running around like headless chickens trying to sort and plan all the little details...
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Opinion: Time for the Scottish Government to take the next step away from tobacco

By Sheila Duffy Chief Executive of ASH Scotland Scotland has long suffered jokes about the health record of its citizens, and laboured under the “sick man...
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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...
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Opinion: Why cigarette packs should be plain

By Vicky Crichton “Fancy,” “posh” and “pretty” – these are all words used by children in Cancer Research UK’s new video to describe a selection...