Analysis: Donald Trump has just handed the independence movement a huge gift
US President Donald Trump’s statement that the NHS is on the table in a post-Brexit trade deal is an open goal that the independence movement surely can’t miss
YOU can ignore most of what Donald Trump said today [4 June] in his joint press conference with Theresa May in London.
Siobhan Tolland: No medication for 5 days could kill me - I'm scared about No Deal Brexit
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland says her rare medical condition Addison’s disease requires a smooth supply of medication to keep her healthy – the possibility of a No Deal Brexit and a delay in medical supplies therefore leaves her fearful
Urgent action needed to tackle mounting pressure on the NHS, Audit Scotland report finds
The NHS “urgently needs to move away from short-term fire-fighting to long-term fundamental change”, according to Audit Scotland
SCOTLAND’S PUBLIC spending watchdog, Audit Scotland, has found mounting pressures on the NHS which require a faster pace of reform if a pattern of declining performance is to be halted.
What does the Scottish Health Survey tell us about how healthy Scotland is?
CommonSpace breaks down the key findings from the 2017 Scottish Health Survey
THE Scottish Health Survey for 2017 was published by the Scottish Government yesterday [26 September].
The survey is published yearly and gives an overview of key mental and physical health indicators in Scotland.
How healthy is Scottish society? CommonSpace breaks down the key findings from this year’s survey.
Mental Wellbeing Scale
‘Holding patients' lives to ransom’: Scottish cancer patients call for government intervention as big pharma prices NHS out
Petition calls on Scottish Government to use special license to usurp corporate monopoly on cancer drug
THE JUST Treatment campaign has gained over 5000 signatures on a petition asking the Scottish Government to use a Crown use licence to allow NHS access to pertuzumab, a breast cancer treatment.
Scottish Government offer biggest pay rise for NHS staff since 2008 recession
NHS nurses pay had fallen 9-14 per cent in real terms since 2011
A SPOKESPERSON from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) welcomed the biggest proposed pay-rise for NHS staff in Scotland since the 2008 financial crisis.
As medicinal cannabis review is launched, Scottish Govt calls for control over the drug to be devolved
Call follows controversy over epileptic children’s lack of access to medicinal cannabis oil
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has reiterated its argument that control over cannabis should be devolved to Holyrood, following the announcement of a new UK Government review into medicinal drugs derived from the plant.
Health staffing crisis: Germany appeals for migrant medics as UK deports student nurse
Despite facing similar shortages of nurses and doctors, the UK has threatened to deport a student nurse as Germany fights to attract foreign medics to its health service
MEDICS across the world are being encouraged to relocate to Germany as the country's health system battles a staffing crisis similar to the UK, while the UK threatens student nurses with deportation.
TSSA slams Tory cuts to Scottish railways following launch of national investment strategy
Transport union asks if the Tories’ ideological commitment to the private sector will saddle Scotland’s railways with debt
THE TRANSPORT SALARIED STAFFS’ ASSOCIATION (TSSA) has condemned enormous cuts made to the funding of Scotland’s rail infrastructure by the UK Government, following the publication of the Scottish Government’s rail investment strategy for the next decade.