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The latest news from around Scotland.

Waiting times soar for life-saving tests on NHS

THE number of NHS patients in Scotland waiting more than a month for potentially life-saving tests has soared dramatically in the past year. Read more...

Scottish hospital death rate sparks inquiry

Death rates at a Scottish hospital are being investigated after it reported higher than average mortality levels.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) said Forth Valley Royal Hospital had been identified as having a mortality ratio higher than the Scottish average during one quarter of 2013. Read more...

GPs fill in for junior doctors for heart patients

HEART patients in Scotland’s biggest health board are being sent to their GP rather than being seen in hospital because of a drop in the number of junior doctors, it has emerged. Read more...

Doctor caught with child porn can keep his job

A LEADING cancer researcher who looked at images of child sex abuse on a Romanian website will not be permanently removed from the medical ­register. Read more...

Edinburgh hospital staff suspended over drink claim

SIX porters have been suspended from their jobs at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital following allegations they were drinking while on duty. Read more...

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