The tampon dispatch – Perth’s solution to menstrual equity
For World Menstruation Hygiene Day, The Ferret visited the small city where the council claims to have spent £50,000 giving away sanitary products since 2018.
Postcode lottery: Patients less likely to get face-to-face appointments with city GPs
Urban GPs with large patient lists are among those most likely to give patients phone consultations instead of face-to-face appointments, analysis by The Ferret has found.
Revealed: One in six lobby meetings at Holyrood published late
Corporations, businesses and charities lobbying MSPs and ministers to influence Scottish laws reported thousands of meetings later than the statutory deadline.
‘Corporate con’? Big polluting investors behind push for hydrogen heating
Authoritarian regimes and financial giants with stakes in the fossil fuel industry are among investors who would benefit from plans to use hydrogen heating.
Hydrogen trial fears loss of funding if explosion testing results published
The firm behind a Fife trial of hydrogen in homes has refused to release the findings of explosion testing because they could “undermine the project”.
Concerns raised over GP chains taking over practices
Concerns have been raised about the impacts on patients as GP chains take over ailing practices across Scotland.
GPs working at ‘unsafe levels’ as patient numbers soar at a third of practices
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.
Scotland’s councils underspend on period products
Less than half of the funding allocated to Scotland’s councils in the run-up to the Period Products Act was spent on the provision of period products.
Hundreds of cervical cancer cases go undetected as Scottish screening rates fall
Hundreds of cervical cancer cases are going undetected in Scotland each year due to missed routine screenings, The Ferret can reveal.