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Breast cancer sufferers in Scotland have been denied routine access to an "innovative treatment" that is available to patients south of the border. Campaigners branded the move the "ultimate postcode lottery" after the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recommended the drug Perjeta - also known as pertusumab - not be accepted…
Eating disorder patients in England are being sent to Scotland by the NHS because of bed shortages, it has been reported. Most of the patients are said to be teenagers and young adults who have been transferred hundreds of miles from home into residential care units in Glasgow and Edinburgh.…
Council budgets could be cut by £700 million by the end of the current Parliament, according to a new report. The study, commissioned by the Scottish Local Government Partnership (SLGP), found that local authorities have suffered more than £1 billion of cuts over the past five years and could face…
Researchers undertaking Scotland’s first long-term study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus are now seeking insight from individuals across Scotland. Experts from the University of Stirling-led Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) pilot study are now contacting 50-plus residents to take part in the vital survey.…
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