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The latest news from around Scotland.

Scandal-hit health board criticised over awards

A CRISIS-stricken health authority caught up in a waiting times and bullying scandal has been heavily criticised after it nominated itself for prestigious public relations awards.

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Treat older patients with more respect, staff told

Hospital staff in Scotland are not always using appropriate and respectful language when referring to older patients, inspectors have warned.

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‘Injustice’ to vulnerable NHS patient slammed

SCOTLAND’S public services watchdog has raised concerns about the care of vulnerable adults in Scotland’s hospitals  following complaints about  patient treatment.

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Labour propose new Scots health watchdog

A TOUGH new health watchdog that could send “troubleshooting” teams into Scottish hospitals in a bid to improve standards has been proposed by Labour.

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MSP calls for full NHS inquiry

LABOUR health spokesman and Lothian MSP Neil Findlay has called for a full inquiry into the state of the NHS in Scotland after a survey of nurses revealed patients being cared for in hospital corridors, day rooms, cupboards and storage areas.

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