There needs to be a more honest debate about the cost of looking after Scotland's growing elderly population in hospitals and the community, including the possibility of raising taxes:
HOSPITALS across Scotland are failing to meet a new legal duty to ensure patients wait no longer than 12 weeks for treatment, a report reveals.
HEALTH Secretary Alex Neil has come under pressure to review junior doctors' working hours following the tragic case of Dr Lauren Connelly, who died driving home after a hospital night shift.
In theory, the hours that junior doctors work in Scotland are compliant with the European Working Time Directive, which states no-one should be forced to work more than 48 hours a week.
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