Health & Social Care

Chief encounters: Jane-Claire Judson of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Chief encounters: Jane-Claire Judson of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

23rd January 2018 by TFN

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How do we enable a more connected Scotland?

Kiren Zubairi analyses the Scottish Government's loneliness strategy

23rd January 2018 by TFN

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Asthma sufferers fail to receive basic treatment

A study by Asthma UK has revealed that almost 60% of Scots do not receive the level of care recommended by experts

23rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Pressure mounts on Scottish social security agency to ban hated disability tests

New social security system must prevent disabled going through humiliating medical assessments

23rd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Women too embarrassed to take cancer test

More than a third of British women delayed going for their cervical smear tests due to worries about their body

22nd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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MND fund selects first projects

The Gordon Aikman Scholarship was launched to fund groundbreaking projects and support those with the condition

22nd January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Outrage as 10,000 disabled Scots trapped in unsuitable council houses

Disabled people are languishing for years in unsuitable housing

22nd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Politicians clash over care home closures

The Scottish Government has been accused of failing the 167 residents of Bield care homes

19th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Analysing how Facebook changes will affect charities

Joe Freeman of Breast Cancer Now looks at the main changes announced by the social media giant

19th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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U-turn as HIV positive man granted chance to train as pilot

The man had initially faced missing out on his dream job as a result of safety rules

18th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Minimum pricing could see increase in drug use

A doctor has warned that more must be done to stop heavy drinkers turning to prescription drugs

17th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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School staff need specialist mental health training

A charity has revealed that two thirds of teachers do not feel they have had adequate training

17th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Loneliness minister post created as part of Jo Cox legacy

A UK strategy to tackle loneliness and isolation has been unveiled

17th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Pensioner heads off on adventure after using digital care system

Margaret Sancken used a system installed by a care charity to research and book an exotic holiday

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Events held throughout Scotland to mark charity launch

Help Musicians Scotland will provide support and guidance to aspiring musicians

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities hit out after death of homeless soldier in Edinburgh

Squaddie died on the streets after refusing offers of support

16th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Alarm bells are ringing over public contracts

Annie Gunner Logan can hear the warning bells ring over public contracts

16th January 2018 by TFN

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Disabled people need information on why they have been rejected for PIP

Disability charities have said that those who are rejected for benefits need more information on how a decision was made

16th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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