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NHS D&G tackle loneliness

NHS Dumfries and Galloway are launching a pilot project to help address the issue of loneliness. This is being piloted in the Wigtownshire area over the coming months.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Two GP practices in Galloway hit by cyber attack

NHS Dumfries and Galloway says it has no concerns over patient records being compromised during the ongoing cyber attack on the NHS across the UK.

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Blood bikes £1000 donation

Blood bikes £1000 donation

Money raised by the sale of plastic bags will be used to keep one of the motorbikes for Dumfries and Galloway’s Blook Bikes charity on the road.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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Stewart Anderson.

Stewart spreading stroke prevention message

A Wigtown man who suffered a stroke seven years ago is now spreading the message about stroke prevention and urging people in Stranraer to have their blood pressure checked.

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Inspection praises Stranraer support

Inspection praises Stranraer support

Kelly Ryder, Manager of S&A Homes, has welcomed the service’s latest Care Inspectorate inspection report.

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Heather Bestel will take on the London Marathon.

From liver failure to marathon success!

Completing the London Marathon is one of the most incredible experiences of any runner’s life, but for 52 year old Wigtown Mum, Heather Bestel, it’s something she never even thought possible just three months ago. Psychotherapist Heather, only took up running last May on the suggestion of her GP to help get strong and healthy as part of her recovery after liver failure three years ago.

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Hazel Hamilton from Lockerbie and Kelvin Frew, originally from the Stewartry, now based in Dumfries.

First Queen’s Nurses in 50 years

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is proud to announce that two local community nurses have been successfully selected to join the first cohort of 21st century Queen’s Nurses.

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NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison
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NHS D&G get extra £4.2million

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is set to receive an additional £4.2million in the coming financial year, Scottish Government health secretary Shona Robison announced this week.

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Karen Lau, pictured right, with link worker Susan Rendell

Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Female nurse checking a patient's blood pressure

Hospital hosts nursing recruitment day

There has never been a more exciting time to become part of the nursing family in NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Acute and Diagnostic Directorate.

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