John Swinney needs to stop defending the indefensible Michael Matheson – Daily Record

NHS Lothian: concerns of longer waiting times and reduced staff over £133m budget gap – Edinburgh Evening News

Over 9,000 Inverclyde residents are on NHS waiting lists – Greenock Telegraph

Number of Scottish patients waiting more than four hours in A&E reaches record high – Aberdeen Live

MSP wants meeting with Deputy First Minister over crumbling Fife health centre – Fife Today

The NHS in Scotland is far from being in good health – Alloa Advertiser

Scotland has among worst survival rates for serious cancers, taskforce warns – GlasgowEvening Times

NHS Dumfries and Galloway spends nearly £80 million on agency staff in five years – Daily Record

NHS Scotland: Don’t let SNP to turn health service crisis into the ‘new normal’ – The Scotsman