A march celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service and protesting against cuts to its funding is to take place next month.
Taking the pulse at 70: Former NHS Tayside chairman calls for ‘review of NHS governance’ in Scotland
Devolution is essential for the accountability of the NHS – however, NHS Scotland needs to “stop being so insular” and to look outside its borders to see how things might be done better or differently in future.
Taking the pulse at 70: Research making a ‘real difference’ to future of the NHS, says St Andrews-based Chief Scientist
It’s 19 months since Professor David Crossman - dean and head of the School of Medicine at St Andrews University - was appointed the new Chief Scientist for Health with the Scottish Government, and during that time the cardiologist has not wavered from his view that the NHS is a “huge success story”.
The National Health Service could more accurately be described as the 'National Sickness Service' because while it treats illness, it does not often deal with the root causes of why the person got ill in the first place.
Taking the pulse at 70: Dundee scientists at forefront of fight against ‘antibiotics apocalypse’ as future of NHS at risk
It has been described as an antibiotics apocalypse.
Taking the pulse at 70: NHS staff recruitment and retention a ‘real issue’, warns leading Tayside clinician
A leading clinician at Ninewells Hospital has warned that recruitment and retention of staff is a "real issue" at NHS Tayside.
Taking the pulse at 70: Scotland’s obesity epidemic has the potential to “bankrupt” the NHS, warns Tayside consultant
Scotland’s obesity epidemic has the potential to “bankrupt” the NHS unless urgent action is taken to manage the problem.
The rising proportion of elderly people living with dementia in Tayside means that 1970s-built Ninewells Hospital is increasingly unsuitable for many patients due to its design and signage, it’s been claimed.
It is the ‘cradle to grave’ health service which was created to provide free and universal access to healthcare, and has helped shape the experiences of birth, life and death for the majority of the British public since 1948.