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The latest news from around Scotland.

Number of lost NHS patient records on increase

MINISTERS are facing calls to tighten up patient privacy rules after hundreds of incidents of confidential medical data being lost were reported across Scotland’s health boards. Read more...

Doctors and nurses may face jail for neglect

Doctors and nurses found guilty of "wilful neglect" of patients could face jail,
the government is proposing.

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‘Seven-day’ NHS in Scotland plans to be announced

PLANS to create a “genuinely seven-day” NHS in Scotland, including more doctors working in hospitals at weekends, will be announced by health secretary Alex Neil today.

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Father died after NHS 24 gave wrong diagnosis

NHS 24 helpline staff have been criticised over their handling of a patient they told to take heartburn medicine less than a day before he died from blood poisoning.

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Emergency review into Glasgow NHS IT meltdown

AN emergency review of IT ­systems used by NHS Scotland has been ordered after hundreds of patients had hospital appointments and cancer treatments cancelled when the country's largest health board was left crippled by ­computer ­failures.

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