People will be "appropriately reimbursed" if they are having to pay for care they should be getting free on the NHS, the Health Secretary has pledged.
HEALTH boards in the west of Scotland have been ordered to review how they handle case-by-case drug requests after a series of blunders involving a cancer patient from Ayrshire.
EMERGENCY beds made available to help the NHS cope with a flood of patients last winter are still being used because regular wards are overflowing.
MINISTERS are to crack down on premium-rate phone call costs for some Scottish GP surgeries.
SCOTLAND'S hospitals are to get more consultants through a £3 million government investment.