New legislation has been called for to let pharmacists ease the pressure on GPs during flu season.
Thousands of people could at risk after new figures revealed that less than half of health workers get the flu jab.
A north-east GP surgery was plunged into chaos after staff struggled to cope with the demand for the winter flu jab.
A north-east couple are facing spiralling medical costs of £11,000 after becoming stranded in Florida.
MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Skye has closed to new admissions following patients being diagnosed with flu.
More and more operations will be postponed if the number of flu patients being admitted to hospitals does not relent, a leading medical figure has warned.
Many of the patients taken ill across Scotland are suffering from a particularly serious strain of flu believed to have originated in Australia.
A Highlands and Islands MSP has blamed the Scottish Government for not giving some at-risk patients enough information on how to get the right flu jab.
Health bosses have urged vulnerable people to protect themselves from a deadly flu outbreak sweeping the country as figures revealed that almost 120,000 “at-risk” individuals have not been vaccinated across the north and north-east.
A tragic teenager who died after contracting flu was last night described as the “most kind-hearted, generous, loving person ever” by her heartbroken mum.
Invergordon hospital latest to close to new admissions as flu outbreak continues to spread across the north
The flu virus continues to spread across the north, with the County Community Hospital in Invergordon being the latest to close to new admissions after a number of patients were diagnosed.
A massive surge in flu patients being admitted to the Highland’s main hospital has forced health chiefs to suspend around 60 surgery cases so far this week and stop all visiting without special permission.
NHS Highland has shut the minor injuries unit at its Dingwall hospital to help deal with an influx of flu patients in Inverness.
Children and pregnant women have been warned not to visit the biggest hospital in the north as medics fight to keep flu and winter viruses under control.
Members of the public who have flu and respiratory symptoms are being asked to stay away from hospitals in the Highlands so as not to spread it on to patients.
The north-east’s flagship hospital has been placed on “code red” after a surge of flu patients stretched NHS Grampian to the limit.
Members of the public who have had flu-like symptoms are being asked to stay away from hospitals so as not to spread it.
A second Aberdeenshire school has closed after pupils and staff were hit with a flu-like virus.
A dad who contracted swine flu and nearly died has warned others to make sure they get their jab this season amid fears over take-up by at-risk groups.
A ward at the Belford Hospital in Fort William which was closed following an outbreak of flu has now reopened.
Ward 2C at Raigmore Hospital has reopened to new admissions after a deep clean.
Ward 2C at the Highlands' main hospital remains closed to new admissions due to a flu outbreak.
A flu outbreak has forced the Highlands' main hospital to shut down a ward for several days.
Staff at a north-east hospital have been forced to wear gloves and face masks to halt the spread of the flu virus.
Motherwell’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Aberdeen will go ahead after the Lanarkshire club’s flu crisis levelled off.
Influenza is a viral infection that affects the respiratory tract. The symptoms may include a severe sore throat, sneezing with runny nose. There may also be shivering, fever, aching muscles, headache and generally feeling unwell and tired. It usually lasts about a week, but can leave you feeling tired and under the weather for some time afterwards.
There may be some discrepancy between summer bowing out and when autumn officially begins, but one thing’s for certain – those ‘winter bugs’ are already doing the rounds.
The Highlands' flagship hospital has closed a ward to new admissions due to an outbreak of the flu.
The outbreak of flu at the Highland's flagship hospital is over.
Raigmore Hospital in Inverness - which has a ward closed to new admissions due to a flu outbreak - is asking anyone who has been in contact with the virus not to visit the hospital.
More patients at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness have gone down with the flu virus.
The north's flagship hospital was on red alert last night as a ward was closed because of a flu outbreak.