Women should be given home-testing kits as soon as possible for the virus that causes 99% of cervical cancer, a charity has said.
More patients may suffer harm and sue the NHS as waiting times for treatment continue to grow, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Almost a third of NHS hospitals in England hit maximum capacity at least once this winter, figures show.
Nicola Sturgeon has denied Labour claims of a staffing crisis in the NHS, saying record numbers of people are employed in the Scottish health service.
Hundreds of thousands of patients were readmitted to hospital as an emergency last year within 30 days of being discharged.
The NHS is unable to train enough GPs and nurses to meet demand and the situation is at crisis point, leading health experts have warned.
NHS England has been accused of trying to abandon key targets because they can no longer be met.
NHS trusts are struggling to get hold of an expanding list of drugs amid uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU, health leaders have warned.
Communication between infection control doctors and nurses at a hospital where several patients died was not good, a Holyrood committee has been told.
With one in 10 visitors to accident and emergency waiting longer than four hours to be seen and nearly one in three of us waiting longer than three months for an appointment with a specialist, what can you do if you have the misfortune to find yourself waiting interminably for treatment?
Fewer UK graduates joined the medical register last year than doctors who trained outside the country, figures show.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has caused a backlash on Twitter for saying nurses still have to stand up when doctors enter the room in some NHS organisations.
Almost one in four patients with cancer do not start treatment on time – the worst performance on record, figures show.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s former midwife has been appointed as the most senior in England.
Drugs to treat a rare form of cancer and prevent infection following a stem cell transplant have been recommended for routine use on the NHS in Scotland.
Key targets for patients to be seen in A&E within four hours, or receive an operation within 18 weeks, could be scrapped under new NHS plans.
Parents are to be offered expert advice on safely sharing a bed with their baby following a rise in the number of cot deaths.
Hospitals could face financial penalties if they fail to meet new guidelines for detecting and treating sepsis.
The 1,000th transplant involving living kidney swap donors will take place this week.
Thousands more people will be offered blood pressure lowering drugs as part of a drive to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Two senior figures from the NHS have been appointed to lead an inquiry into the design, building and maintenance of Scotland’s largest hospital.
The European Court of Human Rights is to raise abortion for women from Northern Ireland with the UK Government, lawyers said.
A record number of people are working for the NHS in Scotland but the number of vacancies for doctors, nurses and midwives have prompted claims of a “workforce crisis”.
More than a quarter of youngsters in need of specialist mental health care were not seen within the Scottish Government’s target time – with more than 100 waiting over a year for an appointment.
The Government has launched its first cervical screening campaign in the hope of reversing a 20-year low in women going for smear tests.
Television star Fern Britton has thanked staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary treating her arm injury after a nasty fall.
The health of Scottish children is at risk because of a shortage of paediatric doctors, a new report has warned.
The number of Scots living with rare diseases totals more than the number of older dementia patients, campaigners have said.
Parents are being urged to consider organ donation when their child dies as new figures show the number donating has not changed in years.
Global expert in neonatal nursing to help Aberdeen become ‘centre of excellence’ in caring for sick babies
A global expert in the care of critically ill babies is to spend six months working with staff at a north-east neonatal unit, turning it into one of the best in the country.
NHS patients with a rare eating disorder will be offered therapy to combat the damaging effects of social media.
Members of the public are being asked if they would be happy having a video call consultation with their GP, as part of new inquiry into primary healthcare in Scotland.