ACCESS TO GREEN SPACE – VITAL TO WOMEN’S HEALTH

Green space more essential to women Women living in deprived areas with little green space are more likely to be stressed than men living in...

A modest proposal: Dundee busters on every NHS menu

According to the NHS Scotland Gaelic Language Plan (draft), Gaelic “belongs to the whole of Scotland”. “It is our heritage, it is part of...
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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...

NHS at 64 – are we still sending it a Valentine?

Last month I was at an absolutely fantastic wedding where one of the readings – along with The Owl and the Pussycat – was...

Scary monsters, super creeps: Danny Boyle on the NHS

Children’s literature and the NHS – Danny Boyle could hardly have come up with a better wheeze to capture my interest (unless he’d thrown...

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...

Dear NHS, We need to talk about money

By Theresa Fyffe We all know that money is one of the main causes of relationship breakdown and I’m sure the same level of disagreement...

SNP HEALTH REFORMS ARE TICK BOX TIMID

By John Knox It is one small step, when what is required is a giant leap. The SNP government’s Adult Health and Social Care...

Renewed calls for ‘talking therapy’ counsellors in all Scottish schools

By Stuart Crawford The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has renewed calls that there should be a trained counsellor in every Scottish school....
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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...