The doctor tasked with chairing a Labour study into NHS staffing says the issue is ''undoubtedly'' one of the biggest challenges the health service is facing.
Woman With Dementia Still Missing
Police are continuing their search for 88 year old Janet McKay who has been missing from Knightswood in Glasgow since noon on Wednesday 16 September.
Officers are reviewing CCTV and visiting previous addresses in an attempt to locate Janet, who has dementia.
Janet is known to travel by bus around the Knightswood, Scotscoun, Glasgow City Centre, Govan, Largs and Helensburgh areas. Bus travellers are asked to look out for Janet and report any sightings to police.
Inspector Stuart Clemenson said:
"Given the period of time Mrs McKay has now been missing, we are concerned for her safety and well-being. As you can imagine her family is extremely upset and just want her home safe and well. We are grateful for the assistance of the public in sharing information via social media platforms and continue to appeal to people to look out for her and contact police if you have seen her.”
Anyone with information or knowledge as to Janet’s whereabouts is asked to call officers at Drumchapel Police Office on the non-emergency number 101.
A teenage girl has been indecently assaulted as she walked in a wooded area in Midlothian.
Police searching a landfill site for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague say "no trace'' of the serviceman has been found.
27 year old Blair Logan poured petrol on the bed the pair were sleeping in at the family home in Milngavie on New Year's Day
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred station:
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.