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Scots NHS chiefs slammed over insulin pump lottery

NHS CHIEFS have come under fire over a “lack of leadership” in getting more diabetics using life-changing treatment devices and warned that the situation must improve.

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Doctors say access to treatment better in England

MORE than a third of oncologists and specialist doctors treating blood diseases know of patients in Scotland moving to England to receive treatment, according to a survey.

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Professor calls for end to drug ‘postcode lottery’

A TOP doctor in the Lothians has called for an end to a “drugs postcode lottery” which is sending cancer patients south to access life-changing medication.

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Scots nurses still fear reprisal if they blow whistle

NURSES in Scotland believe better support is needed for whistleblowers, with just three out of ten convinced management takes their concerns seriously, according to a new survey by the Royal College of Nursing.

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NHS staff shortage: Heart patients sent to Glasgow

PATIENTS who need lifesaving heart surgery will have to be sent to Glasgow for emergency treatment after vital members of a surgical team refused to cover out-of-hours shifts.

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