Fresh concerns were raised last night about GP shortages after it emerged that Shetland and the Western Isles had the highest vacancy rates in the country.
A GP carried out unnecessary intimate examinations on female patients for his own sexual gratification, a court has heard.
NHS Shetland is continuing to struggle to fill a slew of GP and other vacancies as it strives to bring its £1.7 million bill for temporary staff down amid unprecedented financial pressure on its resources.
A health campaign is being launched urging parents to treat their local pharmacist as their first port of call for minor illnesses in their children, instead of visiting their GP or A&E.
The number of “fit notes” issued by GPs has risen by nearly a tenth, with a larger increase for mental and behavioural disorders, research has shown.
GPs and other health professionals should tell their patients to use paracetamol to relieve a sore throat rather than antibiotics, according to new guidance.
There were 17 further deaths from flu in the last week, taking the total number of flu-related deaths this winter to 120, the latest figures show.
A doctor will be sentenced for committing a string of sex attacks on patients, including women who had complained of back pain and hay fever.
Crisis – it’s a word that has almost become a cliche in the debate over the future of Scotland’s health service.
Headaches are one of the most common health complaints.
A north-east doctor who was "struck off" after he had an affair with a vulnerable patient lost an appeal against the decision yesterday.
A doctor is still waiting for a personal apology after her name and photo were used in an SNP campaign leaflet without her permission.
Doctors in training at Aberdeen University are using digital technology to watch GP consultations live as part of a drive to encourage more students to work in the struggling sector.
A retired GP has backed plans for "local heroes" as part of rural care services - but warned they will have to be paid.
A north-east doctor has urged patients suffering from persistent coughs not to delay seeing their GP.
Fears have been raised that people living in rural areas could be at risk under new NHS plans to treat patients via videolink.
A GP who punched someone he was sent to help has been handed a two-month suspension.
NHS Highland yesterday approved controversial plans to reduce out-of-hours GP provision in five north communities.
Rachael Crawford is a 29 year old general practitioner for NHS Highland. Here a day in her life.
A remote Western Isles medical practice that used the area's outdoor recreational opportunities to tempt applicants to join it has received three applications for a GP post.