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Sponsorship agreed for hopsice book

St Andrew’s Hospice has announced that Solicitors for Older People Scotland is sponsoring the first 1000 copies of its new All About Me book.

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Local MSP Claudia Beamish wants the government to take action on 12-week commitmeent to patients.

Call for action on waiting times

A flagship SNP waiting time law was broken 2,457 times in the first three months of 2018 in Lanarkshire, according to local Labour MSP Claudia Beamish.

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Helping to raise awareness can lead to early diagnosis.

Raising awarenss of bowel cancer

To mark Volunteers’ Week, which runs until Friday, Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer are encouraging local work places and community groups to host a talk about bowel cancer, to raise awareness of Scotland’s second biggest cancer killer.

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Could you provide a child with a short break period of care?

Recruitment drive for short break carers

Could you provide a “short break” for a child or young person in a family setting?

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Professor D Robin Taylor.

Hospital care plan highlighted

With Around 50 per cent of deaths in Scotland occurring in an acute hospital, two NHS Lanarkshire hospital consultants are raising awareness of the NHS Lanarkshire Hospital Anticipatory Care Plan (HACP) and the benefits it can have for patients, families and clinical staff.

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Winners and finalists are pictured at the awards ceremony.

NHS stars shine at health board annual awards

Healthcare staff and volunteers from across NHS Lanarkshire have been recognised for the inspirational work that they do at the third annual staff awards ceremony.

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The charity Combat Stress has launched a new Peer Support Service for former service personnel.

Support service for region’s veterans

Former servicemen and women in Lanarkshire who are struggling to cope with life outside of the military are being urged to sign up to a new peer support service.

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The survey found that more than a third of people had experienced suicidal thoughts or feeling because of stress.

Shock findings in mental health survey

A Scotland-wide stress survey has found that almost three quarters of adults (74 percent) have at some point over the last year felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

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Pictured from left are midwife Jane Hunter, chief midwife Lyn Clyde, midwife Vicky Grove, Sands network co-ordinator Chris Somerville, Glasgow Sands befriender Gavin Moir, midwife Veronica Winters, bereavement specialist midwife/counsellor Elaine Hamilton and senior midwife Amanda Kennett.

£15,000 donation towards hospital bereavement suite

A charity has raised the impressive total of £15000 to help NHS Lanarkshire create a special haven for bereaved parents who have lost a baby.

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The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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McClymont House under threat of closure

Care home closures

The Tory party in opposition at South Lanarkshire Council are accusing their SNP minority administration colleagues of trying to pull a fast one.

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Alan Barr who gave up his job to look after his kids following his wifes death, now has his son working with him.

Tragedy changed Alan’s outlook on life with a change of career

A Lanark dad of three met tragedy head-on after his wife died in 2012, giving up his high-powered role and a six-figure salary.

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Craft Butcher Awards  Craig Black of Hugh Black and Sons Carluke and Lanark

Butcher gets gold award for top quality

Local butcher Hugh Black and Sons has struck gold with its special products for the summer of 2018 at the Craft Butcher Awards.

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Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Farida has now launched her latest book and is hopeful it will do as well as her first.

Carluke author’s curry helps save lives

An author from Carluke has published her second cookery book and plans to donate all proceeds to the Ummah Welfare Trust which helps give access to clean water to people in developing countries.

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Some of the charity's staff who are based in the Lanark office.

Telephone torment for suicide helpline

The Gazette has been praised after it stepped in to help a Lanark charity resolve a two-year-old problem.

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The council estimate that the new system will provide more employment opportunities.

Council to adopt new community hubs for care of the elderly

South Lanarkshire Council is to replace outdated residential care homes with modern community based care hubs in a move that will deliver better care to more people in Clydesdale.

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Calum Campbell, NHS Lanarkshire chief executive, makes his pledge .

Summit shows commitment to improvement

NHS Lanarkshire hosted a summit to demonstrate their commitment to improving breastfeeding rates.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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Tesco announce more donations for local charities

Tesco offers surplus food to the needy

Charities and community groups in Carluke and Lanark are being invited to sign up to receive surplus food from Tesco.

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