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First Minister calls on the EU to allow Scotland to introduce minimum pricing. The National, Scottish Government news release

Public Health England reports on in the impact of alcohol in local communities. Daily Mail  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:25:13 GMT


health secretary to appear at Holyrood committee to discuss free care for people under 65. Courier  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:24:27 GMT

NHS staff

ISD reports on trends in the NHS workforce in Scotland. Scottish Government news release  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:23:43 GMT

waiting times

Scottish Government publishes A&E waiting times for the week ending 24th May. Scottish Government news release, Scottish Government news release  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:23:02 GMT

NHS in Wales

Welsh Assembly to debate report on a mental health unit in Denbighshire. BBC News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:22:17 GMT


feature on the Beads of Courage project for children at Edinburgh Sick Kids. Evening News p.15

feature on activities for children at the new Glasgow Sick Kids. Evening Times

Care Inspectorate reports on children's services in North Lanarkshire. BBC News

new EU rules aim to prevent children being poisoned by laundry capsules. BBC News, BBC News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:20:57 GMT

women's health

NICE consults on draft guidelines on hormone replacement therapy. Scottish Daily Mail p.29  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:20:15 GMT


deep-fried Mars bar appears on the menu at the Scottish Parliament canteen. STV News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:19:35 GMT

communicable diseases

China has confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers). BBC News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:13:20 GMT

general practice

campaigners warn 20,000 patients in Scotland will lose their GP due to shortages. Scottish Daily Mail p.1-2  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:19:45 GMT

NHS Highland

NHS Highland announces reduced expenses for patient travel. Herald p.4, 14 (editorial), Scotsman p.10  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:18:38 GMT

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

feature on the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow. Herald p.11

advert for job at Gartnavel General Hospital withdrawn because of wording. BBC News, Herald p.11  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:17:48 GMT

NHS staff

government announces measures to control staffing agencies in the NHS in England. BBC News, BBC News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:17:08 GMT


Welsh Assembly to vote on a ban on smoking in cars when children are present. BBC News

feature on smoking bans around the world. BBC News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:16:09 GMT


Edinburgh researchers develop a new test for breast cancer treatment. Herald p.2

Chicago conference discusses promising new treatments for breast cancer. Scottish Daily Mail p.18

UK researchers use two drugs to treat malignant melanoma. BBC News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:15:14 GMT


study finds that children who were breastfed have lower rates of leukaemia. Scottish Daily Mail p.18, Herald p.9, Scotsman p.6  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:14:16 GMT

occupational safety and health

researchers say office workers should stand for two hours a day. Scotsman p.1/9, Scottish Daily Mail p.33  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:13:29 GMT

fire accidents

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service reports a rise in fire deaths in 2015. Herald p.8, Scotsman p.16  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:12:54 GMT


MSP Anne McTaggart will present her transplantation bill to Holyrood today. BBC News  

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:12:01 GMT


MSP Anne McTaggart will present her transplantation bill to Holyrood tomorrow. Evening Times  

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:18:53 GMT

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