A hospital has been ordered to tighten its infection control procedures after inspectors found blood-stained mops and footwear.
GPs believe dementia patients are being failed by health and social care services, with many saying they do not feel they have had sufficient training to deal with people with the condition themselves.
MORE than 2,800 people are backing a petition urging health chiefs to remove the royal title from Scotland's newest hospital.
CAMPAIGNERS are launching a charity to raise awareness of a rare spinal disorder which led former television presenter Michelle Watt to take her own life.
LESS money is spent looking after children with mental health problems in Scotland than England and services are at "breaking point," experts have warned.
A SENIOR midwife has called for better monitoring of the number of caesarean sections taking place in Scotland.
Health Secretary Shona Robison said work is continuing to try to recruit children's specialists after a staff shortage led to the temporary closure of a hospital ward.
TWO surgeons controversially suspended at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will remain off work for at least another month.
AN ARTIST has donated his Colourist skills to two of Scotland's leading cancer hospitals.
An agency doctor hired to do a week's work has cost the NHS more than £19,000, it has emerged.
A trade union has described a planned review of the lowest pay band in the health service as a breakthrough in the fight against poverty.
KIERON Balfour is enjoying life as a teenager - after surgeons were flown more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic so he could have pioneering heart surgery.
As the MI6 chief M in the Bond films, Dame Judi Dench was the epitome of sharp-eyed efficiency.
IF you could find them, you could hire them - but it tended not to be medical problems the A-Team tried to fix.
MSPs have met with patients and staff at a hospice as they told a Holyrood committee about their experiences of accessing palliative and end of life care.
NHS 24's chief executive is to leave the organisation at the end of July after seven years in the role.
OLIVER Adams is alive today, thanks to his mother's maternal instinct.
FRESH fears that accident and emergency departments are facing a recruitment crisis have been raised as two-thirds of training vacancies for senior doctors are left unfilled.
Scotland's bill for prescription drugs has risen by more than a quarter in 10 years.
ONE in five training slots for GPs in Scotland has been left empty this summer as junior doctors turn their back on the profession.
A NEW approach to looking after some of Scotland's most vulnerable patients is being piloted in a bid to halt the rising tide of hospital admissions.
A UNIQUE garden project is helping patients with complex mental health issues take a step towards the world of work.
LENNOX Smith is two hours and 40 minutes old.
HEALTH Secretary Shona Robison has expressed a desire to remove some of the political "argy-bargy" out of the running of the NHS.
POLITICIANS are being warned against making "unrealistic promises about the NHS" before next year's Holyrood elections.
HEART operations have been suspended at Glasgow's new children's hospital following the death of three infants.
ANOTHER out of hours GP centre in Scotland will close this summer amid escalating concern about the shortage of family doctors.
Doctors have said the Government risks fuelling the obesity epidemic as welfare cuts will make it harder for the poorest in society to access healthy food.
WAITING times in the accident and emergency department of Scotland's new £842m hospital are improving, managers have promised.