Patients with mouth and throat cancer are missing out on “vital support to regain their speech” as new figures reveal just 58% were seen by a language therapist before treatment.
Medicines for breast cancer, skin cancer and schizophrenia have been approved for use by NHS patients in Scotland.
The views of NHS staff are being sought as part of a consultation on plans to address how whistle-blowers are treated.
Scotland’s Health Secretary has been warned of serious concerns around the monitoring of infections in NHS hospitals.
Scotland’s Health Secretary said there are “too many people waiting too long for treatment” in Scotland as she announced £70 million to cut NHS waiting times.
Medicines for treating migraines, psoriasis and liver cancer have been approved for use by NHS Scotland.
Nearly one in five people diagnosed with cancer are waiting more than two months for treatment, the latest figures have revealed.
More than 100 people had been waiting over a year for orthopaedic treatment in Scotland at the end of 2018, Labour has revealed.
Waiting times for diagnosing suspected cancer patients are to be targeted in an action plan.
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.
Nearly 100,000 operations have been cancelled across Scotland’s NHS since 2016.
Nearly 400 patients waited more than six months for an appointment to deal with chronic pain, new figures show.
Health chiefs have warned that the health of babies is being put at risk because Scottish mums are turning to the black market online to buy and sell breast milk.
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”.
A doctors’ organisation believes vacancy rates for consultants are being underestimated in official figures, cutting them by more than half.
Scottish hospitals struggling with capacity cancelled more than 500 operations in October, new statistics have revealed.
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.
Breast really is best according to a majority of Dundee mums – more than half of whom now breastfeed their newborns.
NHS Scotland is planning to consolidate its IT systems into one in a move it hopes will cut waiting times and improve patient care.
Nearly half of all lung cancer cases in Tayside are diagnosed at the last possible stage, reducing survival rates by 75%.