As part of the Health and Sport Committee enquiry into primary care Director of Operations Matt Barclay from Community Pharmacy Scotland and Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board Jonathan Burton gave evidence.
Scotland’s health secretary has told UK ministers their “unprecedented” plans to stockpile, warehouse and fast-track medicines into the UK if there is a no-deal Brexit are “not normal or sensible”.
MSPs are to investigate how the health service goes about buying and dispensing drugs as part of a new inquiry looking at medicines in NHS 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.
A new parliamentary inquiry is seeking views on social prescribing’s ability to tackle the health and wellbeing issues affecting Scots.
Scotland’s public would like to see much greater use of technology in its NHS, a Scottish Parliament Committee inquiry has found.
NHS boards and other areas of government face having their budgets revised as a result of a £50m dispute between the Scottish and UK governments over NHS pensions changes.
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 Conservative politician is calling for the smoking ban in Scotland to be extended to cover playgrounds and outdoor sports venues. Rachael Hamilton says smoking in playgrounds and sports fields should be banned.
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 […]