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NHS Lothian

posted on 26/08/2016 11:51:22

- NHS Lothian apologises to a woman who had to walk home from hospital at 3 a.m. Daily Record p.13, Evening News p.8, Evening Times, Herald p.5, Scotsman p.17     

NHS Tayside

posted on 26/08/2016 11:50:07

- NHS Tayside closes a ward at Royal Victoria Hospital due to fire safety risk. Courier     

NHS in England

posted on 26/08/2016 11:48:36

- the NHS in England needs to find £22 billion in efficiency savings by 2020-21. BBC News

- NHS Improvement reports on the finances of NHS providers in England. BBC News     


posted on 26/08/2016 11:47:36

- UK Chief Medical Officers issue guidelines on safe drinking limits. Scottish Daily Mail p.14     


posted on 26/08/2016 11:46:05

- Police Scotland comment on the effects of the ban on legal highs. BBC News, Evening Times     


posted on 26/08/2016 11:43:55

- survey reveals attitudes to healthy eating across the UK. STV News, Scotsman p.3

- researchers identify a gene linked with low coffee consumption. BBC News, STV News     

older people

posted on 26/08/2016 11:43:13

- study finds many older people in Scotland not participating in outdoor pursuits. BBC News     


posted on 26/08/2016 11:42:03

- Scottish Borders Council intoduces plan to improve services for children. BBC News     


posted on 26/08/2016 11:41:05

- study assesses the effectiveness of teenage pregnancy prevention programmes. BBC News     


posted on 26/08/2016 11:40:01

- specialists say research on antibiotic resistance needs funding of £4 billion a year. Evening News, Herald p.11, Scotsman p.13     


posted on 26/08/2016 11:39:16

- researchers study the conditions required for cells to turn cancerous. Scotsman p.13, Medical Xpress     

mental health

posted on 25/08/2016 11:50:23

- Scottish Government consults on a new mental health strategy. Scottish Government news release, Evening News p.10

- Mental Welfare Commission assesses care for people with mental health problems in Scotland. The National       

NHS Tayside

posted on 25/08/2016 11:49:55

- NHS Tayside considers reports on the mental health unit at Stracathro Hospital. Courier       

ambulance services

posted on 25/08/2016 11:49:23

- FoI figures show a rise in ambulance response times in Grampian. Evening Express

- union calls for more support for ambulance staff who suffer stress or violence. Evening Times      


posted on 25/08/2016 11:49:03

- emergency services say alcohol misuse is involved in half of 999 calls. BBC News, Daily Record p.18, Scotsman p.11, STV News, Evening News p.15       

drug treatments

posted on 25/08/2016 11:48:34

- researchers study ways of improving drugs prescribing in general practice. Scotsman p.14       

communicable diseases

posted on 25/08/2016 11:48:02

- Scottish Government urges parents to have their children vaccinated against flu. Herald p.10

- Public Health England reports a fall in cases of rotavirus after vaccine introduced. BBC News      

food poisoning

posted on 25/08/2016 11:47:25

- Food Standards Agency warns of the risks of eating undercooked burgers. BBC News       


posted on 25/08/2016 11:46:51

- study links being overweight with eight more types of cancer. Evening Times, Scotsman p.20

- study links hormone replacement therapy with risk of breast cancer. Scotsman p.27       

hospital deaths

posted on 24/08/2016 11:48:42

- ISD reports on trends in hospital deaths in Scotland. BBC News, Evening Times, Herald p.5, Scotsman, Scottish Government news release, Evening News p.14     
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