Politicians may be “raising unrealistic public expectations” about the amount of work the NHS in Scotland can do after the coronavirus pandemic, leading doctors have warned.
A senior public health official has urged caution as lockdown is lifted, with a warning that a “dangerous wave” of cases is hitting countries “on our doorstep”.
Proactive surge testing for new Covid-19 variants is needed to help officials “get ahead of the infection”, a public health director has said.
Ventilation in pubs and restaurants must be improved to prevent another spike in coronavirus following the reopening of outdoor hospitality in England, doctors have warned.
There was “enough doubt” over the risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine in under-30s to advise alternative jabs for younger age groups, the deputy chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has said.
New legislation requiring adults to opt-out of being an organ donor has come into force in Scotland.
Doctors have urged the Government to tackle social inequalities in the UK as a matter of “moral and economic” urgency.
Many doctors may leave the NHS or cut their hours rather than face big tax bills as a result of the freezing of the pensions lifetime allowance, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned.
The majority of doctors surveyed by a union still do not feel fully protected from coronavirus infection at work almost a year in to the pandemic.
Dexamethasone has become the “backbone” of the hospital treatment of patients with Covid-19, a senior medic said.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has denied the vaccine roll out in Scotland is "patchy" and accused the UK Government of "spinning numbers".
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended the country's vaccination rate.
NHS Grampian has shelled out more than £7 million on private firms carrying out clinical procedures to help reduce waiting times at hospitals in the last three years.