Social prescribing of physical activity should not be seen as a ‘quirky’ new project but the ‘first line of defence against health problems’, according to a physiotherapist.
Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) has trained staff and charity volunteers to teach others how to talk about the subject with anyone they are worried about.
Following consideration through PACE, the committee was unable to accept two medicines for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that has severe effects on the lungs and the digestive system.
Doctors’ leaders have called for urgent action on the future of Scotland’s hospitals, warning the NHS as it is currently run is ‘simply unsustainable’.
Scotland’s retailers have largely complied with the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol policy, a new study has found.
Travellers are being urged to be aware of the risk of malaria, with new figures showing a rise in cases being diagnosed in Scotland.
Clinicians at a Carluke GP practice say a programme that offers the option of prescribing physical activity is leading to improvements in health and wellbeing of patients.
Hospitals are being urged to take part in the second part of a project looking to improve palliative care in Scotland.
Detection rates for hepatitis C have fallen to their lowest level in decades despite estimates suggesting nearly 10,000 Scots are living with the condition undiagnosed.
The first virtual consultation clinic in Scotland for patients receiving respiratory physiotherapy has begun operating.