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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South Lanarkshire Council is to replace outdated residential care homes with modern community based care hubs in a move that will deliver better care to more people in Clydesdale.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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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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It's hoped the new form of exercise will take off in Lanark.

New funding for ladies’ football in Lanark

Three individuals from across South Lanarkshire have received seed funding as part of the latest round of awards from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Eilidh pictured after running 'Colour Me Rad'.

Eilidh is on target to raise £2,000

A former Biggar resident is putting her best foot forward for charity and is hoping to up her game in the fund-raising stakes.

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Consider who to turn to when your GP surgery is closed over Easter

Get some ‘Eggs-pert’ healthcare advice this Easter

Patients across Lanarkshire are being reminded about the health care experts who are available to help with advice this Easter weekend, when GP practices will be closed.

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Lanarkians remember Dr William Smellie

Lanarkians remember the ‘father’ of obstetric care

A small group of Lanarkians gathered recently to pay tribute to Dr William Smellie, one of the Royal Burgh’s most famous sons.

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New Lanarkshire College  students handing over the cheque to the hospital

Students show they care with charity fundraiser

Students from New College Lanarkshire looking to get into a caring profession have showed they care after raising £1,300 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Lanark First Responders are looking for more volunteers

‘Bags of help’ for first responders

Lanark Community First Responders are delighted with the recent donation of £4,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Principal Martin McGuire; Avril Cutler of Stigma Free Scotland and Linda McTavish, chair of the Lanarkshire Regional Board sign the pledge.

College pledges to challenge mental health stigma

New College Lanarkshire has pledged to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination – the first educational establishment to do so.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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Pictured (from left) are health worker Benny Cheng, Mildred Zimunya, Piu Ling Glass and Trish Tougher (NHS).

Health project launched

An innovative new project has been launched in Lanarkshire to support local Chinese communities to challenge hepatitis B and other blood borne viruses (BBV).

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Last year's NHS Lanarkshire Staff award-winners. Photo: Gary Hutchison.

Last chance to nominate your healthcare hero

It is your last chance to nominate your healthcare hero for NHS Lanarkshire’s Staff Awards.

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The new care model to provide palliative care at home, or in a homely setting, was adopted after strong support from the public during consultation earlier

New model for palliative care

Lanarkshire is to get a new county-wide model for palliative care services and specialist hospice provision.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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Death rate down at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals

Death rate down at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals

All three NHS Lanarkshire acute hospitals are in the top seven performing hospitals in Scotland for reduction in hospital standardised mortality ratios (HSMR).

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