Doctors need to get better at talking to patients about dying, a report has suggested.
The Government still lacks an effective overall strategy to integrate the health and social care sectors, while financial pressures on local authorities mean there is “no realistic prospect of progress”, MPs have warned.
Women in the UK are being failed when it comes to diagnosing ovarian cancer in comparison with other countries, a charity has warned.
A mum has accused NHS Grampian of playing “Russian roulette” with her family.
Actress Lena Dunham has shared a picture of herself in her hospital bed after having her left ovary removed.
Ambulance staff in the north-east will pilot body worn video cameras following a 23% rise in reported attacks by patients this year.
A charity has described the number of winter deaths in Scotland as “staggering”, with statistics showing an increase to the highest level in 18 years.
The number of winter deaths is at its highest level in almost 20 years.
Thousands of people could at risk after new figures revealed that less than half of health workers get the flu jab.
The extent to which the north and north-east’s hospitals are falling behind the rest of Scotland has been laid bare in a new report.
Erica was on dessert duty at Lunch Club.
Social media companies could pay a “mental health levy” to help address problems linked to online use, the head of the NHS has said.
The Health and Social Care Secretary has vowed to clamp down on agency spending in the NHS, saying the use of such staff can be “demoralising” for workers.
The cost of anti-psychotic medication increased by more than 200% in a year mainly due to drug shortages, new data shows.
Medicines commonly prescribed to cut people’s risk of having a heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases, analysis of hundreds of scientific studies has suggested.
A hospital trust has brought in robot medical secretaries to work alongside its human staff in what it claims is a first for the NHS.
A medicine which helps to improve the quality of life for patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia is one of four drugs approved for use by the NHS in Scotland.
Hats off to those stylish bikers who rode through Aberdeen the other day dressed in sharp suits rather than leathers to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
A children’s charity has launched a campaign to double the number of youngsters it supports over the next five years.
The parents of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger sandwich have said they are “incredibly saddened” by the death of a second customer.
TV chef Prue Leith has called on the Government to teach children to love cooking or the obesity problem will never be solved.
A disabled climber has had his leg amputated after it became trapped under his wheelchair as he attempted to scale the UK’s highest mountain.
A bartender who has honed his craft for sugar-free cocktails says he is on a mission to make bars more inclusive.
Pioneering partnership between NHS Shetland and RSPB Scotland allows GPs to ‘prescribe’ nature to patients
A prescription of fresh air is on offer in Shetland thanks to an innovative collaboration between the health board and the RSPB.
Hopes for improved cancer care across the north as plans move ahead for multi-million-pound particle accelerator
NHS Grampian hope to use a new multi-million-pound particle accelerator to improve cancer care and more across the north of Scotland.
Two-thirds of Britons are not eating the recommended two portions of fish a week, a survey suggests.
The Scottish Government is to write off around £150 million of debt owed by NHS boards.
Scots eligible to receive the flu vaccine are being urged to make immunisation a priority as the national protection programme gets under way.
Doctors are not “technophobic dinosaurs”, the UK’s leading GP has said, as she blamed a lack of resources for outdated methods.
Singer Beverley Craven has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time.
Health chiefs have drawn up new plans to tackle tuberculous (TB) in the north-east and will reintroduce infant vaccinations against the deadly disease.
Scores of new nurses will start work at a struggling city hospital in the coming weeks.