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waiting times

posted on 03/03/2015 15:50:14

- Scottish Government and ISD publish updates of A&E waiting times. BBC News, BBC News, Courier, Scotsman, STV News

- a shortage of neurologists is causing delays for patients in Glasgow. Evening Times       

hospital hygiene

posted on 03/03/2015 15:49:38

- NHS Tayside calls on the public to help reduce infections in hospitals. Courier      

NHS Fife

posted on 03/03/2015 15:49:13

- an external team is to help NHS Fife to improve standards. Courier       


posted on 03/03/2015 15:49:11

- Scottish Government launches advertising campaign to help end smoking on NHS grounds. Evening Times      


posted on 03/03/2015 15:48:53

- Paul Wheelhouse provides a ministerial statement on new psychoactive substances in Scotland. BBC News

- authorities in Dundee consider stopping methadone provision in the town centre. Courier       


posted on 03/03/2015 15:48:20

- Information Centre publishes statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet in England. Daily Mail       


posted on 03/03/2015 15:47:56

- cancer patient Irfon Williams moves from Wales to England to get treatment. BBC News       


posted on 03/03/2015 15:47:33

- the IMF is to provide $187 million to help Sierra Leone fight Ebola. BBC News       

data protection

posted on 03/03/2015 11:15:30

- Information Commissioner questions plans to widen access to NHS Scotland`s central register. Herald p.1, Scottish Daily Mail p.1-2, 14 (editorial)     

hospital hygiene

posted on 03/03/2015 11:14:57

- norovirus restricts visits to Belford Hospital in Fort William. BBC News, NHS Highland news release     

dental healthcare

posted on 03/03/2015 11:14:20

- survey finds charges for private dentistry vary widely across the UK. Herald, Scotsman p.17, Scottish Daily Mail p.11     


posted on 03/03/2015 11:13:47

- death rates in the Ebola outbreak appear to be falling. BBC News     

cardiovascular diseases

posted on 03/03/2015 11:12:43

- Korean study finds coffee could help protect against heart disease. BBC News

- study finds that eating nuts could help protect against heart disease. Scotsman p.6, Reuters

- study finds that taking paracetamol every day could raise the risk of heart attack or stroke. Scottish Daily Mail p.21     


posted on 03/03/2015 11:11:41

- researchers in Northern Ireland are developing a drug to treat ovarian cancer. Herald p.4, Yahoo! News     


posted on 03/03/2015 11:11:04

- UK researchers study how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Scotsman p.15, Yahoo! News     

mesh implants

posted on 02/03/2015 15:40:41

- Scottish Government to provide support via NHS 24 for women affected by mesh implants. Scottish Government news release     

violence to staff

posted on 02/03/2015 15:39:47

- over 800 homes in Glasgow are thought to pose a threat of violence to ambulance staff. Evening Times     

hospital hygiene

posted on 02/03/2015 15:39:02

- an outbreak of flu has closed a ward at Perth Royal Infirmary. Courier, STV News     

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

posted on 02/03/2015 15:38:21

- radio station faces an uncertain future at South Glasgow University Hospital. Evening Times     

emergency health services

posted on 02/03/2015 15:37:40

- ambulances queued outside hospitals in England for 42,000 hours in four weeks. Daily Mail     
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