GPs and professional bodies want primary health care infrastructure, including GP surgeries, to be partly funded by housing developers.
The Ferret looked into Deep End practices and the ways they have developed to address the challenges faced by the country’s most deprived areas.
While GP caseloads continue to grow, a number of initiatives spearheaded by health boards, surgeries and charities have sought to try and find solutions.
Concerns have been raised about the impacts on patients as GP chains take over ailing practices across Scotland.
GPs said they were being forced to work at “unsafe levels” with duty doctors in average practices clocking up to 75 appointments in one day.
Growing patient lists and unsafe working: patients and doctors speak out from the front lines of primary care
Amid rising concerns over heavy patient lists and unsafe work conditions in primary care, patients and doctors share their experiences of a system under strain.
A housing company accommodating asylum seekers in Scotland has been accused of “re-traumatising” the people by forcing them to move with as little as ten minutes notice.
The second hearing of the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry starts on Tuesday, 31 January. The Ferret, is launching a new podcast summarising the inquiry evidence, and met his family to hear about its impact so far.
Asylum seekers – who are spending their second Christmas without having their claim for sanctuary considered and living in a hotel – say they have been “abandoned by the system”, with some reporting feeling suicidal.