Health and Community Care
Convention unveils steps to improve infection control in hospitals and care homes.
No patient to wait more than 6 months for in-patient or day-case treatment by 2005.
Health Minister calls for end to "climate of cynicism" surrounding NHS statistics.
A strategy to control anti-microbial resistance has been unveiled.
£15 million distributed to care services to help cut down NHS bed-blocking.
Parliament told price of £37.5 million agreed for private hospital.
New guideline offers health staff protection with "ultimate sanction".
Launch of three-year project to help smokers kick the nicotine habit.
Deputy Health Minister Frank McAveety hosts reception at Bute House, to mark Carers Week.
Mr Fernando Diniz has been appointed as a member of Lothian NHS Board.
BMA committee and UK's four health departments agree on framework for new consultant contract.
Prototype scheme is part of showcase of more than 100 innovative NHS projects.
Blantyre is the biggest winner from Scotland's Primary Care Modernisation Programme.
New figures show uptake of MMR vaccine between January and March 2002 risen to 87.6 per cent.
Co-ordinator to encourage greater activity among all age groups after Task Force report.
Financial aid to help dentists meet requirements of Disability Discrimination Act.
NHS manages to reduce maximum waiting times and waiting lists.
Minister announces £1.2 million investment in surgery and Banff and Buchan Diabetic Network.
Executive and Food Standards Agency respond to task force report.
Launch of consultation on 'Joint Future' approach to the delivery of community care services.