Sanctions should be considered for health chiefs displaying the “total incompetence” witnessed in a Tayside executive’s bungled pay-out, says a former minister.
When nurse Paul Smith’s children were ill, he was reassured when he was able to call NHS 24 and receive healthcare advice over the phone.
Fife has fewer GPs than a decade ago despite rising numbers of patients, Scottish Government figures reveal.
A doctors’ organisation believes vacancy rates for consultants are being underestimated in official figures, cutting them by more than half.
Scottish hospitals struggling with capacity cancelled more than 500 operations in October, new statistics have revealed.
NHS Scotland staffing numbers have increased slightly in a year but while vacancy rates for medical and dental consultants have fallen, those for nurses and midwives have risen to more than 2,400.
Troubled NHS Tayside is set to get its third chief executive in less than a year.
All bodies involved in the integration of health and social care services need to work together better if it is to make a “meaningful difference” to people in Scotland, according to a report.
Cancer charities are demanding the number of NHS staff is urgently increased after new figures showed a rise in deaths from the disease last year.
The NHS cannot survive as it is without more funding, says Scotland’s public spending watchdog.