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.
Revealed: the drugs that are poisoning Scotland’s water
Medicinal drugs have polluted Scotland’s waterways in breach of safety levels more than 2,300 times over seven years.
Fish farm pesticide ‘risk’ for swimmers, says industry report
Wild swimmers face “a risk” to their health from a toxic pesticide used by salmon farming companies, says a report for the industry.
Scotland’s public boards still failing on gender equality
Women on public boards paid half a million less than male counterparts.
Delayed discharges from mental health wards of more than three years recorded
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.
NHS patient data breached at least 1,395 times in two 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.
Highland test centre staff claim ‘catalogue of failures’ led to Covid-19 outbreak
Mitie workers at a Covid-19 test centre in Inverness have alleged "failures” by the company contributed to multiple staff falling ill.
MSPs urged to learn from Skye nursing home Covid-19 outbreak
Scotland's leaders urged to look at Home Farm on Skye as a tragic example of where things have gone wrong in the government's Covid-19 response.
NHS struggled to recruit senior anaesthetists before coronavirus
Many Scottish health boards have struggled to recruit as many consultant anaesthetists as they need, making it harder to keep coronavirus patients alive.