The number of alcohol-related emergency hospital admissions has fallen by over 17% since 2007, according to new figures. A new analysis released by the Scottish Parliament’s information centre (SPICe) shows the number of alcohol-related general acute hospital admissions fell from 39,857 in 2007-08 to 32,997 in 2017-18.
A new campaign launched by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) encourages people to use everyday technology such as mobile phones and tablets to control and manage their own health, care and wellbeing.
A year-long review leads to action on unwarranted variation in parastomal hernia care in Scotland. A report and action plan have been published to ensure patients across NHS Scotland receive consistent advice regarding parastomal hernia prevention and management.
£300,000 investment in Scottish Community Pharmacist Practitioner Champions to continue.
The number of drug deaths in Tayside continues to rise and remains a considerable public health concern, according to a report released today.
There is a nationwide deficit of £75m as savings targets have been missed across Scotland. Just under half of the public bodies leading health and social care integration in Scotland have no emergency cash set aside, despite fears Brexit – set to take place in October – could cause a spike in medicines prices. […]
An SNP MP has written to Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, urging him to ‘stop blocking plans’ for a safe drug consumption facility (SDCF) in Glasgow. In her letter to the Home Secretary, Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central, outlines an ‘upsurge in needle sharing which has led to a rise in cases […]
GP appointments should be extended from ten to at least 15 minutes long, the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland (RCGP) says. RCGP Scotland believes this would reduce risk and ensure patients’ needs are met, but would only be possible with an increase in the number of GPs and a reduction in their […]
Scale-up blood pressure initiative that reduces GP appointments to be expanded across Scotland. New technology that enables patients to monitor their blood pressure at home and help deliver more accurate readings is set to be rolled out across the country. Measuring blood pressure is the third most common reason for attending primary care […]
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which advises on newly licensed medicines for use by NHSScotland, has published advice accepting five new medicines. Benralizumab (Fasenra) was accepted for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma (a type of asthma characterised by an excess of inflammatory cells known as eosinophils) which is not well controlled with […]