Sir, – I see that A & J Stephen have employed the tired old trick by developers of submitting a controversial and highly unpopular planning application knowing that most community councils take a break at this time of the year (Company lodges plans for phase one of 700-home development, The Courier, December 14).
A review into a major blunder in the breast cancer screening programme which meant thousands of women were not invited to final screenings has found that the announcement was made following advice based on an incomplete understanding of what had happened.
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.
Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.
Baby loss charities are urging the NHS to improve “inconsistent and under-resourced” bereavement care for parents whose babies die shortly after they are born.
Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to overhaul outdated technology and IT systems.
One in 10 patients is waiting at least three weeks to see a GP, new figures have shown.
The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.
Urgent action is needed to tackle the worsening performance and financial problems at NHS Tayside, according to Scotland’s public spending watchdog.
Proposed new legislation to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff in law is expected to pass its first hurdle at Holyrood later.