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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     


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     


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     


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     


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     


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     

personal care

posted on 20/08/2014 11:08:32

- Marie Curie Cancer Care calls for a review of charging for personal care of terminally ill people. BBC News     


posted on 20/08/2014 11:07:26

- Scottish Government funds robotic surgery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Herald p.11, Scotsman p.3, STV News, Scottish Daily Mail p.25     

mental health

posted on 20/08/2014 11:06:32

- government minister Norman Lamb aims to improve mental health services for children in England. BBC News, Courier     

assisted suicide

posted on 20/08/2014 11:05:49

- broadcaster Jeremy Paxman says he has no objections to assisted suicide. Herald p.3     

patient safety

posted on 20/08/2014 11:04:13

- Care Quality Commission reports on the use of controlled drugs by healthcare professionals. Courier

- Centre for Health and the Public Interest calls for better information on patient safety in private hospitals. BBC News

- UK study finds that nurse numbers at weekends can affect survival from stroke. BBC News, Daily Mail     


posted on 20/08/2014 11:02:42

- UK study assesses the role of breastfeeding in postnatal depression. BBC News, Courier, Herald p.10, Scottish Daily Mail p.13     

Sam Galbraith

posted on 20/08/2014 11:01:11

- obituaries of former health minister and neurosurgeon Sam Galbraith, who has died at the age of 68. Scotsman p.39 , Herald (19 August) p.20     

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

posted on 19/08/2014 16:15:37

- board's annual review takes place in Glasgow today. Evening Times

- board projects have been shortlisted for three Inspiring City Awards. Evening Times, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde news release

- board reveals names of the two new hospitals at the Southern General campus. BBC News

- a new Ronald McDonald House is to be built at the Southern General campus. Evening Times     

hospital infection

posted on 19/08/2014 16:14:36

- Healthcare Environment Inspectorate reports on standards at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. BBC News     
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