The Scottish Government said it is committed to resisting NHS privatisation after a Ferret investigation led to 1,000 people signing a letter to the health minister.
GPs and professional bodies want primary health care infrastructure, including GP surgeries, to be partly funded by housing developers.
Private health firms have financial links to politicians, been accused of mistreating staff and patients, and are charging up to £250 for GP appointments.
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.
The Home Office used location data from an international student’s mobile phone to detain him for allegedly breaking his visa conditions, The Ferret can reveal.
People with both mental health and drug and alcohol problems are being let down by the services meant to help them, according to a report by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.