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Dementia care a family affair at Biggar’s Kello Hospital

Kello Hospital in Biggar has joined a groundbreaking initiative to help patients living with dementia.

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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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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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Sign of the times...Ian Galloway and Helen Penman, of Lanarkshire Deaf Club, are keen for local employers to help by signing up for sign language training.

Job club urges firms to sign up to get Lanarkshire’s deaf community into work

A job club for the deaf community which was set up earlier this year has been congratulated for quickly helping two people into employment.

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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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Dr Fiona Hunter sweeps the metal detector over a young "patient"

Lanarkshire hospitals hunting for swallowed treasure

Doctors are using metal detectors to find 'treasure' swallowed by young patients.

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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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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Mrs A was treated at Monklands Hospital

Health board told to apologise after patient given drug she was allergic to

Hospital bosses have been told to apologise for “serious failings” in the care of a 68-year-old woman, who died after being given a drug to which she was allergic.

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Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leobnard highlight Bliss Scotland baby report 2017

More needed to be done to champion premature babies

Last year over 1,000 babies born in Lanarkshire needed specialist neonatal care to help them survive.

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Corra Linn, one of the Falls of Clyde which will feature during the series of walks.

Historic frame to Clyde and Avon Valley walks

Today (Saturday) sees the first in a series of walks in the Clyde and Avon Valley.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Biggar Rotary members  Michael Hunter,  Mike Chad, and  Barbara Duffner receiving training from Tommy Robertson,  retired Ambulance driver (Picture Sarah Peters).

Help for heart attack victims in Biggar area

Anyone collapsing with heart problems in Biggar, Symington or Abington in the future could have a better chance of survival, thanks to Rotary club members and a lot of teamwork.

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