Hundreds are facing discharge delay from mental health wards despite being well enough to be discharged - in the most extreme cases for more than three years.
Dozens of NHS staff have been disciplined after data laws to protect patient's personal information were breached at least 1395 times over the last two years.
Health officials for Glasgow and Clyde issued different Covid-19 isolation instructions to those in place in the rest of Scotland, The Ferret can reveal.
The dramatic reduction to operations in Scotland across specialisms including cancer and cardiology has been revealed by new health board figures obtained and analysed by The Ferret.
Twenty public sector bodies have urged MSPs to weaken freedom of information law by increasing charges, widening exemptions and relaxing deadlines.
Scotland’s Mental Welfare Commission will examine the use of physical restraint in NHS facilities - after data gathered by The Ferret revealed a rise in recorded incidents across numerous health boards.