Scotland’s “very capable” deputy chief medical officer will replace Dr Catherine Calderwood following her resignation but it will be up to the First Minister to appoint a permanent successor, Jeane Freeman has said.
Going on holiday is not a good enough excuse to travel, police have said, as they insist people should stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed a further eight people have died in Scotland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, taking the total to 33.
GPs have raised concerns over carrying out patient consultations during the coronavirus pandemic as they believe some equipment is providing inadequate protection.
There is “significant confusion” over whether police officers should be enforcing coronavirus restrictions and a “considerable” number are already in self-isolation, the body which represents rank-and-file officers has warned.
Ministers are examining the curfews and restrictions imposed in Europe as a method of controlling the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.
Anyone with cold, flu or fever symptoms is likely to be asked to stay at home in self-isolation before too long, England’s chief medical officer has said.
Medical experts and the Government are still attempting to contain the spread of coronavirus as the number of cases in the UK rose to more than 300 and the death toll reached four.
The UK remains in the containment phase of tackling the spread of coronavirus, ministers have said, as the number of cases rose to more than 300.
Cancelling sports events and shutting museums and galleries due to coronavirus would be “premature”, the Culture Secretary has said, as the Prime Minister gathered ministers for an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss the next steps to tackle the illness.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair an emergency meeting of senior ministers to discuss the country’s response to the coronavirus crisis following the UK’s third death linked to the illness.
A third patient has died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said.
More than 270 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, the Department of Health has said.
The Health Secretary has praised a group of people released from quarantine after returning from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship for setting a “good example” to the public.
The Health Secretary has insisted the Government will do “everything in its power” to delay and mitigate the coronavirus threat as the number of infected people in the UK topped 200.
The Health Secretary has not ruled out shutting down cities if the coronavirus outbreak escalates as he outlined a new “battle plan” by the Government.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has increased her security after a man was charged with making violent threats towards her.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has appointed a new interim chairwoman to “stabilise and transform” the NHS Lothian health board.
The Health Secretary has vowed to introduce improvements in the wake of a damning independent inquiry into how rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson was able to go on performing unnecessary operations for years.
Britons in mainland China have been urged to leave as coronavirus continues to claim more lives in the country.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he expects more cases of coronavirus in the UK.
The Government’s Cobra emergency committee has met to discuss the threat to the UK from coronavirus as nine people wait to see if they have the virus.
The four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped after the NHS in England recorded its worst figure on record, the Health Secretary has hinted.
Scotland's Health Secretary has admitted “more work” is needed to cut waiting times for cancer patients in the north-east.
Scotland's health secretary is open to “other ideas” on how to recruit more GPs after claims north-east surgeries are at risk of closure.
Using helicopters, planes or fast response vehicles, the ScotSTAR North base in Aberdeen provides potentially life-saving pre-hospital care for seriously injured and critically ill patients.
The NHS must promote more flexible working options to encourage women into senior roles, the Health Secretary will say in a speech.
The Health Secretary said a plan to improve hospital waiting times will be unveiled to the Scottish Parliament later this month.
An MSP has expressed his disappointment at what he claims is Holyrood inaction over a dangerous drug.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has blasted a patient’s 50-week wait for an appointment at NHS Grampian as “totally unacceptable”.