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Doctors leaders have warned that a lack of expertise and resources in infection control is putting patients in Scottish hospitals at risk.
18 March 2019
The BMA has warned that official figures are masking the true extent of gaps in the consultant workforce in Scotland by failing to record all vacancies.
06 March 2019
Doctors leaders have welcomed a cross-party inquiry into the future of primary care in Scotland, saying it is an opportunity to make sure the new GP contract delivers for practices and patients.
01 March 2019
GPs in Scotland have welcomed additional investment of £20m to reduce the financial risk of owning premises – and make becoming a GP partner more attractive.
14 February 2019
The leader of Scotland’s doctors has called for urgent action to stamp out bullying and harassment in the health service.
27 December 2018
Doctors leaders in Scotland have warned there is still a ‘massive distance to travel’ to make real inroads into cutting the health inequality gap.
14 December 2018
The BMA has warned that additional cash promised to the Scottish health service will not be enough to deal with current and future pressures.
13 December 2018
A survey of BMA members in Scotland reveals a medical profession that is under pressure, fearful of making errors, and one that believes that finance and targets are given more priority than patient care.
28 November 2018
Doctors leaders have warned that there needs to be more realism and openness on the scale of the challenge of achieving health and care integration in Scotland.
15 November 2018
Action to reduce the risk associated with being a GP partner in Scotland and to improve recruitment and retention has taken a significant step forward.
12 November 2018
The BMA has welcomed progress in widening access to medical school but has warned that more needs to be done.
05 November 2018
Campaigners in Scotland have called for more ‘professional optimism’ to recognise that people with alcohol problems can recover, and to support them in that process.
26 October 2018