Half of GP practice buildings are not considered to be fit for purpose, a survey has found.
Just a few years ago, Lesley Lewis was a busy working mum with a good job in the oil and gas industry.
Health boards in the north and north-east have been shortchanged out of tens of millions of pounds, opposition politicians have claimed.
A struggling health board is “on the road to recovery” but still needs to make major changes, a new report has said.
Food promotions that encourage customers to “go large” on fast food meals should be banned and healthier alternatives promoted instead, a local authority has said.
Almost three quarters of adults have no plans in place for their end-of-life care, potentially leaving others to make decisions on their behalf, a consumer group has warned.
Inadequate funding for GP practices in deprived areas of Scotland has led to a failure in addressing health inequalities, it has been claimed.
Recurring urine infections could mask the symptoms of bladder or kidney cancer, researchers have warned.
Health workers in Scotland will apply the same treatment guidelines for women suffering from painful endometriosis as those in place south of the border.
Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown said she is getting energy from sugar as she trains for her first London Marathon, which she is running to raise money for a dementia campaign.
The NHS should email patients rather than rely on letters – which can mean “the difference between life and death” if lost, the Health Secretary is expected to say.
Britons are “overwhelmingly negative” about old age with 50% of people admitting they are worried about growing old, according to a new study.
About 5,500 patients who suffered fractures are to have their X-rays reviewed after a mix-up at a trust meant some patients were fitted with the wrong metal plates.
The number of Scots dying within a month of receiving hospital treatment was 20% lower than had been predicted, new figures indicate.
Elderly patients with depression should be given better access to therapy and community activities instead of antidepressants, researchers have said.
At least 300 people died while waiting to be discharged from hospital last year, new figures uncovered by Scottish Labour have indicated.
Community groups in Scotland will benefit from around £1.4 million of National Lottery funding as the list of recipients was announced.
MSPs have launched a probe into healthcare facilities across Scotland following the deaths of two patients who contracted an infection connected to pigeon droppings at a hospital.
A potentially life-saving new treatment for children with a rare form of leukaemia is being made available on the NHS – but a drug for adults with blood cancer has been rejected.
Scores of Australian nurses could travel across the globe to work in north-east hospitals after local health chiefs won their battle to relax restrictions on foreign staff.
Scottish health boards are owed more than £3.2 million by patients from outwith the European Economic Area who have not paid for treatment over the last five years, a Holyrood committee has found.
Perfectly groomed brows, just the right shade of foundation and a dazzling smudge of bright lipstick; this is Helen Mulgrew’s “war paint” for the day ahead.
Medics in Scotland’s biggest cities have treated victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) on more than 230 occasions over the last two years, according to newly-uncovered figures.
Professor Dame Sally Davies is to leave her post as England’s chief medical officer, it has been announced.
Sufferers of an “insidious” incurable lung disease have called on the Scottish Government to do more to raise awareness of the condition.
Online gambling operators will have to verify customers’ ages and identity details faster under new rules to protect children and the vulnerable, the regulator has announced.
A common infection may increase the risk of heart disease, research suggests.
It’s estimated that one in 14 people over 65 will develop dementia in the UK, and Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia affect one in six people over 80 – but did you know that a few simple lifestyle changes can significantly reduce your risk of developing it?
Hospitals cancelled almost 20 operations a day in December due to problems such as bed and staff shortages, NHS figures indicate.
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Less than half of all Scots suffering from dementia are being referred for support when they are diagnosed with the disease, new figures have revealed.
Performance at accident and emergency departments in Scotland has hit its lowest monthly level since the Beast from the East, according to new figures.