Comparing Scotland and England’s A and E performance
Ferret Fact Service looks at the issues with comparing A&E statistics north and south of the border.
Private health firms charging Scots hundreds for GP appointments
Private health firms have financial links to politicians, been accused of mistreating staff and patients, and are charging up to £250 for GP appointments.
Trans people in Scotland turn to crowdfunders amid “excruciating” NHS waiting times
The number of trans people in Scotland crowdfunding to cover medical costs has increased by 65 per cent since last year due to excessive NHS waiting times.
‘Radical action’ needed for Scottish Government to achieve Just Transition targets
The Scottish Government must take “radical action” on green job creation and ending fuel poverty if it is to achieve a Just Transition to net-zero carbon emissions,
Claim that NHS bed numbers have reduced by 1200 under SNP is Mostly True
Ferret fact Service looks at claim about NHS bed numbers.
More than one million patients unable to opt out of NHS plan to share personal data
A £63m plan to allow access to NHS medical records has been criticised for failing to offer patients a choice over whether data is shared with researchers.
Revealed: Covid’s toll on hospital operations could ‘take four years’ to fix
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.
£10.2m contact tracing deal prompts fears over outsourcing
Critics have urged the Scottish Government to invest in a 'proper public health response' to the Covid-19 pandemic.
How has Scotland done on coronavirus testing?
Ferret Fact Service looks at how Scotland's testing programme has been delivered during the coronavirus pandemic.