NHS Highland has been reviewing clinical records of patients who were treated by bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi when she worked at an Inverness hospital 16 years ago.
Almost 70,000 NHS-funded operations have been carried out in private hospitals since 2007, it has emerged.
A million-pound centre for treating critically-ill casualties before they reach hospital has been opened in Aberdeen.
The cost of NHS prescription treatments in Scotland came to £1.343 billion in the most recent financial year, new figures have shown.
More than 200 assaults were committed against ambulance staff across Grampian and the Highlands and Islands over the last six years.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeeman has pledged a “comprehensive response” to concerns about the birth of twin babies 50 miles apart in Golspie and Inverness.
Doctors’ leaders yesterday expressed concern about unfilled GP training posts following the publication of official medical recruitment figures.
Scottish alcohol sales have fallen to their lowest level for almost a quarter of a century since the introduction of minimum pricing.
More GP surgeries in the north-east could be at risk of closure unless the Scottish government trains more people to become family doctors.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman will visit NHS Highland next week to see what progress has been made to tackle its bullying problem.
A pioneering scheme to get rural firefighters to resuscitate heart-attack victims has still not been rolled out - four years after a trial showed it saved lives.
Doctors yesterday warned the NHS is “stretched to its very limit” after a dramatic rise in nursing vacancies in NHS Grampian and NHS Highland.
Preparation for medicine shortages and stockpiling of medical devices after Brexit is under way, the Health Secretary has said.
Health campaigners in Moray have welcomed the publication of a blueprint to restore maternity services in the region to full strength - but still believe recruitment needs to be more “proactive”.
Long-term vision for Moray hospital published but NHS warns it could take another 11 months to recruit staff
Long-term plans to restore maternity services in Moray to full capacity have been published by NHS Grampian – but warnings have been made it could take another 11 months until staff are recruited with no guarantee posts will be filled.
Jeane Freeman yesterday said she would apologise to NHS Highland staff who were intimated and bullied as MSPs expressed alarm over the health board’s “toxic” working culture.
Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has claimed the Scottish Government is failing to reassure rural patients that the GP shortage is being tackled.
The head of a Scottish Government task force has acknowledged doctors’ fears that the new GP contract is damaging to rural areas, the health secretary has said.
Retired doctors are to return to work in an attempt to relieve the rural hospital recruitment crisis.
The chairman of troubled NHS Highland resigned yesterday - and was swiftly followed out the door by the board's medical director.
MSPs were told yesterday that funding for NHS Grampian has been £239million short of its official target over the last decade.
Politicians have criticised beleaguered north health bosses’ "disappointing" decision to postpone NHS Highland's annual review.
Scotland's health secretary has been told she must make time to visit Moray and guide efforts to repair the region's health service.
Cervical cancer claims many lives among young women across the north of Scotland every year.
The health secretary has pledged to work with NHS Highland to secure a better deal for patients splashing out “extortionate fees” to watch television at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
The University of the Highlands and Islands has announced the intake of its latest cohort of midwifery students on a revamped course in a bid to meet the needs of communities across the north of Scotland.
Bed blocking has cost the NHS more than £500 million since Nicola Sturgeon became First Minister, according to Scottish Labour research.
Health chiefs have been urged to provide guarantees that the north-east's neo-natal unit will not be downgraded as part of a nationwide review.
The health secretary has admitted pregnant women in Moray are the victims of “poor” communication after she heard many don’t know where they are going to give birth.
The “bullying culture” in NHS Highland should have been challenged earlier by the Scottish Government, it has been claimed.
A Highlands MSP has urged the Scottish Government to ensure lessons are learned from the staffing shortages that led to the downgrading of Moray’s maternity unit.
The Scottish Government has pledged £80million to upgrade every health service computer in the country.