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Media Monitoring

posted on 27/08/2014 16:07:21

During the four week pre-Referendum period, ISD has decided to suspend the publication of our media monitoring updates on SHOW.

Normal service will resume after 18 September.   

politics

posted on 21/08/2014 11:01:41

- Labour criticises health secretary Alex Neil over letter to NHS staff on pensions. BBC News, Daily Record p.1/6

- Liberal Democrat Dr Michael Foxley says he will vote Yes to protect the NHS in Scotland. Herald p.6

- cancer specialist Dr Anna Gregor says the NHS in Scotland would be safe after a No vote. Herald p.7, 14 (editorial)

- readers' letters on the future of the NHS in Scotland post-referendum. Scotsman p.32     

assisted suicide

posted on 21/08/2014 10:59:25

- researchers in Switzerland report on trends in "suicide tourism". BBC News, Courier, Daily Mail

- campaigners Sheila Duffy and Bob Scott comment on assisted suicide. Herald p.15     

food poisoning

posted on 21/08/2014 10:58:15

- Health Protection Scotland reports a rise in cases of e-coli and salmonella in 2014. Herald p.3

- Food Standards Agency advises on how to avoid food poisoning. BBC News, Courier     

hospital infection

posted on 21/08/2014 10:57:15

- Lancet article reviews methods of preventing MRSA in hospitals. BBC News     

antibiotics

posted on 21/08/2014 10:56:18

- Professor Mark Bellamy says antibiotic resistance is causing deaths from sepsis. BBC News     

obesity - dementia

posted on 21/08/2014 10:55:13

- UK study links obesity with a raised risk of dementia. Courier, Scottish Daily Mail p.22     

cancer

posted on 21/08/2014 10:54:16

- animal tests suggest that botox could be used to treat cancer. BBC News, Scottish Daily Mail p.32     

NHS Lothian

posted on 21/08/2014 10:53:17

- Ombudsman upholds complaint about problems in a woman's back operation. Scotsman p.14     

NHS Fife

posted on 20/08/2014 16:24:05

- a shortage of beds at Victoria Hospital is causing cancellation of operations. Courier     

NHS Lothian

posted on 20/08/2014 16:23:25

- Ombudsman upholds complaint about problems in a woman's back operation. STV News     

children's hospitals

posted on 20/08/2014 16:22:24

- Care Quality Commission reports on standards at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. BBC News, Courier, Daily Mail     

cardiovascular diseases

posted on 20/08/2014 16:21:01

- UK study finds a fall in number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases in Europe. BBC News, Daily Mail

- Danish study links an antibiotic, clarithromycin, with raised risk of heart disease. Courier, Daily Mail

- medical student develops a new way of testing for hidden heart disease in athletes. BBC News     

cancer

posted on 20/08/2014 16:20:03

- NHS in Wales has missed cancer waiting-time targets for six years. BBC News

- Gregor McNie of Cancer Research UK discusses improvements in cancer survival. Evening News p.18     

epilepsy

posted on 20/08/2014 16:18:58

- charity founder Ann Maxwell receives a Prime Minister's Point of Light award. Evening News p.16     

diabetes

posted on 20/08/2014 16:17:46

- Edinburgh researchers develop an online tool to help identify people at risk of diabetes. STV News, Evening News p.16     

eyesight

posted on 20/08/2014 16:16:58

- a Sheffield hospital is using x-rays to treat age-related macular degeneration. Scottish Daily Mail p.26     

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

posted on 20/08/2014 16:15:59

- board's annual review discusses waiting times in general practice. Evening Times     

politics

posted on 20/08/2014 11:10:30

- MSPs debate the future of the NHS in Scotland post-referendum. BBC News, BBC News, Courier, Herald p.7, Scotsman p.4-5, STV News

- FoI figures show spending by NHS Scotland on private treatments since 2011. Daily Record p.1/4-5, 6 (editorial)

- readers' letters on the future of the NHS in Scotland post-referendum. Herald p.14, Scotsman p.30     

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

posted on 20/08/2014 11:09:13

- board's annual review discusses waiting times in general practice. Herald p.3     
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