Vulnerable patients from the islands are travelling alone and parents are being forced to pay to accompany sick children to appointments on the mainland, it has emerged.
A review into a major blunder in the breast cancer screening programme which meant thousands of women were not invited to final screenings has found that the announcement was made following advice based on an incomplete understanding of what had happened.
Most of us will be looking forward to some time off with our families over Christmas and New Year. But spare a thought for the people working in the NHS across Scotland who will be on duty night and day, and are gearing up for one of the busiest times of the year.
Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.
In many ways, 2018 has not been the best year.
Baby loss charities are urging the NHS to improve “inconsistent and under-resourced” bereavement care for parents whose babies die shortly after they are born.
Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to overhaul outdated technology and IT systems.
NHS Grampian has prepared a special task force composed of key members of the health board’s leadership to deal with the potential impact of Brexit.
One in 10 patients is waiting at least three weeks to see a GP, new figures have shown.
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.
Urgent action is needed to tackle the worsening performance and financial problems at NHS Tayside, according to Scotland’s public spending watchdog.
Proposed new legislation to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff in law is expected to pass its first hurdle at Holyrood later.
Skye residents and officials have voiced their concerns at the lack of progress - and cash - to implement changes promised to give them a “basic” health service on the island.
The rising number of hospital beds being blocked by delayed discharges is unacceptable, the Scottish Health Secretary has admitted.
A total of 221 young Scots have been waiting more than a year for specialist help with mental health problems, new figures have shown.
Mother whose baby was dumped as ‘clinical waste’ by Moray hospital fears her family will never be able to rest
A Moray mum whose baby was thrown in “clinical waste” has revealed she does not believe her family will ever get the answers they deserve.
Nearly a third of GPs say they are likely to leave their roles within five years, a survey has found, as experts warn stress and huge workloads are forcing many to quit the profession.
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.
Moray health officials have confirmed the closure of a hospital which has been out of commission for more than two months, due to staff shortage.
A Labour MP has revealed he is HIV positive in an emotional speech to the House of Commons.
A deadline is approaching for victims of the contaminated blood scandal to join hundreds of other claimants in a High Court damages action.
A veteran Labour MP has claimed that GPs treat working class and middle class patients differently.
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.
Improved financial support is to be given to people who contracted chronic hepatitis as a result of receiving infected blood from the NHS.
Health service staff in Northern Ireland would receive a pay cap-busting 3% increase under an offer made to unions.
Health teams working in the community are to get a multibillion-pound funding boost in a bid to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, the Prime Minister has announced.
One in eight children and young people aged between five and 19 had a mental disorder in England in 2017, according to a major report.
Almost 100 confidential NHS patient records have been discovered dumped in a city bin.
An appeal has been launched for donations of blood to ensure the national supply and supply to hospitals is maintained over the festive period.