Mental health services are not receiving a “fair share” of government funding, a psychiatry body said as figures showed inpatient admissions are at their highest rate in over two decades.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is unable to reveal how many people have been discharged from hospital to care homes without a negative Covid-19 test.
Charity bosses have said they are "hugely concerned" over the rise in suicides as new figures reveal Aberdeenshire recorded its highest rate since 2004.
More than 100,000 Scots are now waiting for key diagnostic tests to be carried out by the NHS.
A “serious expansion” of the number of dedicated mental health staff in the NHS is needed after a rise in probable suicides, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said.
A campaign group has urged every candidate in next year’s Holyrood election to support a “total ban” on alcohol advertising.
A 40% plunge in the number of people diagnosed with cancer following the introduction of the initial coronavirus lockdown restrictions is “extremely worrying”, charities have said.
The Scottish Government is being urged to provide evidence to show that patients transferred from hospitals to care homes during the coronavirus pandemic were moved lawfully.
Scottish Labour has pushed for an increase in funding for alcohol addiction services amid fears of a “ticking health time bomb”.
Nicola Sturgeon has said it is a concern that coronavirus tracers were unable to contact more than 3,500 Scots who tested positive for the disease.
More than 3,500 Scots who have tested positive for Covid-19 have not been spoken to by coronavirus contact tracers.
Scotland’s coronavirus contact tracing system is “working to a very high standard”, Nicola Sturgeon has insisted.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has defended the Scottish Government’s record on coronavirus contact tracing after new data revealed the system is performing worse than previously thought.
The percentage of patients visiting accident and emergency wards who are seen within the four-hour target has fallen to the lowest level since the coronavirus lockdown in March.
Opposition parties at Holyrood have united to demand the Scottish Government holds an immediate public inquiry into coronavirus deaths in care homes.
Here are the latest weekly rates of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority area in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed calls for an immediate public inquiry into coronavirus in care homes after being urged to "fill in the blanks" of a delayed report that grieving families criticised for providing too few answers.
Calls are growing for a public inquiry to be held into the discharge of dozens of Covid-19-positive patients into care homes from hospitals across Scotland.
Almost 80 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 were transferred from Scottish hospitals to care homes in the weeks immediately before and after lockdown, a new report has revealed.
Drug-related admissions to Scotland’s hospitals have more than trebled in just over two decades, according to new figures.
Scientists have found fragments of coronavirus’s ribonucleic acid (RNA) in waste water samples from the majority of Scotland’s health board areas, according to an environmental body.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has wrongly suggested 95% of patients testing positive for coronavirus have been interviewed by contact tracers within a day.
Public Health Scotland has employed 25 contact tracers to check compliance with overseas travel quarantine restrictions, the Justice Secretary has said.
A new survey has been launched which aims to discover how many of Scotland’s teachers and nursery workers have had coronavirus.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has been urged to act to prevent a “winter of hell” for care home residents and their families by allowing more access.
Almost half of Scots are in favour of the minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol, a new survey suggests.
Concerns were raised about the development of more than a fifth of children living in Scotland’s most deprived areas, a report has revealed.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said she will “urgently” look into reports that families of adults with learning disabilities have been unable to see their loved ones for months due to coronavirus restrictions.
The percentage of spot checks carried out on people required to quarantine on entry to Scotland has dropped to 8.7%, figures indicate.
Scotland’s National Clinical Director has said it is “not impossible” that Covid spread will lead to school closures or entire classes self-isolating.