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waiting times

posted on 30/06/2015 16:27:01

- ISD publishes A&E waiting time statistics for Scotland`s hospitals in the week ending 21 June. BBC News, Evening Times, STV News, Scottish Government news release - Scottish Government provides £4 million to help bring down cancer waiting times. Scottish Government news release     

delayed discharges

posted on 30/06/2015 16:26:24

- ISD figures show a rise in bed-blocking in Scotland's hospitals. Evening Times, Scottish Government news release     

NHS Tayside

posted on 30/06/2015 16:25:43

- porters meet today to discuss NHS Tayside's pay offer. Courier, STV News     

NHS Lothian

posted on 30/06/2015 16:24:38

- NHS Lothian plans to close a ward for older women with dementia at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Evening News p.4     

general practice

posted on 30/06/2015 16:23:03

- MSP says closure of out-of-hours service at Perth Royal Infirmary is likely to be permanent. Courier

- one in five training posts for GPs in Scotland is vacant. Evening Times     

influenza

posted on 30/06/2015 16:22:21

- NHS Tayside reports a low uptake of the flu jab among hospital staff. Evening Telegraph     

NHS in Wales

posted on 30/06/2015 16:21:31

- families discuss standards of care at a mental health unit in Denbighshire. BBC News     

Ebola

posted on 30/06/2015 16:20:46

- a new case of Ebola has been reported in Liberia. BBC News     

prosthetics

posted on 30/06/2015 16:19:20

- a paralysed man walks with robotic legs. BBC News     

smoking

posted on 30/06/2015 16:17:06

- staff at South Glasgow University Hospital are to be trained to challenge smokers. Evening Times     

general practice

posted on 30/06/2015 11:14:16

- one in five training posts for GPs in Scotland is vacant. Herald p.1-2, 14 (editorial)

- NHS Highland is struggling to recruit GPs in rural areas. Scotsman p.1/20     

NHS Fife

posted on 30/06/2015 11:11:21

- family says a woman was “bullied” over non-resuscitation at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Courier   

smoking

posted on 30/06/2015 11:10:17

- staff at South Glasgow University Hospital are to be trained to challenge smokers. Herald p.8     

surgery

posted on 30/06/2015 11:09:23

- audit reveals numbers of patients dying after emergency bowel surgery in England and Wales. BBC News     

mental health

posted on 30/06/2015 11:08:44

- report finds a rise in mental health problems in young people in Northern Ireland. BBC News     

self-harm

posted on 30/06/2015 11:08:02

- charity Penumbra opens a clinic to help people who self-harm to hide their scars. STV News     

cardiovascular diseases

posted on 30/06/2015 11:06:56

- researchers discover an immune response which could prevent atherosclerosis. Herald p.8, Scotsman p.16

- feature on a new treatment for stroke. Scotsman p.28-9     

nutrition

posted on 30/06/2015 11:06:17

- US study finds that sugary soft drinks kill 184,000 people a year across the world. Scottish Daily Mail p.29, Telegraph, Herald p.10     

cancer

posted on 30/06/2015 11:04:51

- a new drug, nivolumab, has been made available for treating people with lung cancer. Scottish Daily Mail p.27

- Dr Mike Capaldi of Edinburgh BioQuarter discusses cancer research. Scotsman p.29     

malaria

posted on 30/06/2015 11:03:30

- Dundee researchers develop a new treatment for malaria. Scotsman p.28-9     
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