Health chiefs in Scotland have been urged to act amid growing concerns about an ongoing shortage of a life-saving medicine for severe allergic reactions.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman
Budding doctors from rural communities and disadvantaged backgrounds have been given the chance to study medicine after joining a pilot scheme at Aberdeen University.
Ministers have been warned that NHS finances in Scotland are not “sustainable” and urgent action must be taken to overhaul the way health services are run.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has been criticised for refusing to meet a north-east campaign group battling for improved services for sufferers of a rare skin condition.
A suspected cancer sufferer in the Highlands has been waiting 289 days for treatment – the longest delay in Scotland.
NHS Grampian has been the worst performing health board in Scotland against a key waiting-time target for 15 consecutive months.
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to act on bed blocking after figures revealed it has risen by 10% in a year.
Highland MSP Gail Ross is calling on the newly appointed health secretary to visit Caithness to experience for herself the strain being placed on NHS patients and staff in the region.
NHS Highland is already predicted to need another £19 million bail-out – just two months into the new financial year.