An independent review into the decision process around replacing Monklands Hospital will report to the Health Secretary by February.
A man who later died stunned doctors by coughing up a six-inch-wide blood clot from his lungs in the near-perfect shape of his right bronchial tree.
The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.
A third of children who took part in a major study are doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
A two-year-old girl who was prescribed medical cannabis cannot yet receive treatment as no UK pharmacy holds a licence to sell it, according to her father.
Close to 2,000 blood donations are needed in the north of Scotland between now and Christmas to ensure the region’s vital stocks do not run out.
A two-year-old girl with severe epilepsy is believed to have become the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis.
A doctors’ organisation believes vacancy rates for consultants are being underestimated in official figures, cutting them by more than half.
One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.
NHS Scotland staffing numbers have increased slightly in a year but while vacancy rates for medical and dental consultants have fallen, those for nurses and midwives have risen to more than 2,400.
Children across Scotland consume almost 4.4 million soft drinks a week – the equivalent of more than 600,000 a day – new research has estimated.
A no-deal Brexit could have “substantial financial implications” for the NHS in Scotland, and could also see some patients forced to wait longer for important medication, a new report has warned.
A new stem cell technique could reduce the need for surgery among osteoarthritis patients, scientists believe.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for an independent review into the long-term future of the NHS in Scotland as he accused the Scottish Government of having “shortchanged” the service over the past decade.
Charities and health organisations have demanded action after official figures showed excess winter deaths hit their highest level in more than 40 years last winter, with the elderly worst affected.
There were an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017/18 – the highest recorded since winter 1975/76, figures show.
A Labour MP has told the House of Commons that he is HIV positive.
A reduction in the number of categories for recording additional support needs (ASN) staff at schools risks “generalising” what resources are needed, it has been claimed.
The chief executive of NHS Scotland will step down early next year after more than five years in the role.
Some Scots with bowel cancer are waiting more than eight months to begin their treatment, a new study has suggested.
Almost half of pregnant women in Scotland are either overweight or obese, new figures show.
A veteran Labour MP has claimed that GPs treat working class and middle class patients differently.
The number of patients waiting longer than the Scottish Government’s legally binding 12-week target time for treatment has increased by more than 120% in two years, according to new figures.
The number of emergency hospital admissions in Northern Ireland is expected to rise by around 13,000 by the middle of the next decade unless patterns change, an official report said.
More than half of frontline medical staff fear their hospitals will not be able to keep patients safe this winter, an “alarming” new poll has revealed.
The NHS is set to save a record £300 million after negotiating deals with five manufacturers on low-cost versions of the health service’s most costly drug.
A new test that can diagnose a patient with flu in just 20 minutes has seen significant drops in bed blocking and unnecessary admissions in trials at two hospital trusts.
An independent review into allegations of a bullying culture at a Scottish health board is to be conducted by a QC known for his work in mediation.
Concerns have been raised about the declining number of patients being treated for eating disorders in north-east hospitals, despite a national spike of cases.
The NHS will save almost £1 billion on medicines next year under a new scheme fast-tracking “cutting-edge and best value medicines” through the approval process, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has urged people to take an HIV test, by tweeting a picture of himself undergoing the procedure.
A third of schoolgirls with mental health problems have self-harmed or attempted suicide, rising to more than half of sixth-form girls, new research has revealed.