Government borrowing in September fell to its lowest level since 2007, giving Chancellor Philip Hammond a dose of good news ahead of his budget later this month.
Stress-led absences in the NHS have risen by just under a fifth, new analysis shows.
NHS Fife has seen the biggest increase in stress-related staff absence in Scotland, new figures show.
A new Bill intended to assist senior civil servants who have been left to take decisions in Northern Ireland must ease UK disparity in healthcare workers’ pay, a trade union has said.
An economist has said the Scottish Government may have underestimated healthcare funding needs by more than £400 million.
A top government official has warned he “can’t tell you it will all be fine” at Britain’s borders if the country crashes out of the European Union.
A top health official has admitted concerns over medicine supplies after Brexit are keeping him awake at night.
A charity has described the number of winter deaths in Scotland as “staggering”, with statistics showing an increase to the highest level in 18 years.
The number of winter deaths is at its highest level in almost 20 years.
A crutch amnesty has been declared as part of plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the NHS.