Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cancer prevention drug to be offered

Women who are most at risk of developing breast cancer are to be offered a preventative drug. Women who have two or more family members with breast cancer will be offered tamoxifen for five years, where clinically appropriate. Recent studies…

MATHESON WELCOMES ASSURANCES ON GP VISITS

The UK government’s plan to cap the number of times patients can visit their local doctor has been condemned by Michael Matheson MSP. A Tory consultation document on health provision is considering an annual limit on GP appointments in England.…

Learning Disabilities Strategy Launched

A new strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of the 120,000 Scots with learning disabilities has been published. Scotland’s second learning disability strategy, The Keys to Life, was developed with COSLA and places a strong focus on ensuring that…