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NHS Tayside signs up to midwives’ charter

NHS Tayside has given its backing to a campaign supporting the health, safety and well-being of midwives and maternity staff.

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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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Councillor David May.

May’s motion on Frank’s Law passed

Angus Councillor David May has expressed his delight that a motion he put forward at the Scottish Lib Dems conference on Frank’s Law and the need for research on the link between dementia and football was unanimously passed.

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The new group will be launched next Wednesday at Ninewells Hospital.

New group for rheumatoid arthritis patients

A new support group is being established for people in the Tayside area affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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GP Dr Scott Eason explains the 'Medicine Sick Day Rules' card to patient Scott Alexander.

NHS Tayside urges us to take care of our kidneys

NHS Tayside is supporting Acute Kidney Injury Week (March 13-17) to help raise awareness of acute kidney injury and how to prevent it.

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Rebecca (right) pictured with Claire.

Marathon effort in memory of Claire

A Kirriemuir dentistry student is running the London Marathon next month in memory of her close childhood friend, Claire Taylor.

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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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Relay for Life in Kirriemuir takes place at Kirriemuir Show Field on August 12 and 13.

Cancer survivors to lead lap of honour for Relay for Life in Kirriemuir

A mum of two diagnosed with cancer on the day before her wedding anniversary is urging Scots to sign up for Relay for Life.

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Shona Robison

Mulberry campaigners meet Health Minister

Campaigners fighting to keep the Mulberry Unit open, have met with the Scottish Government’s Health Minister, Shona Robison.

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Deaf Links is keen to gauge the interest in lip reading classes in Angus.

Charity extending lip reading classes to Angus

A Tayside charity is keen to improve local services for deaf and hard of hearing people in Angus by starting lip-reading classes in the area.

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Hundreds nominated for NHS awards

Hundreds nominated for NHS awards

More than 400 nominations have been submitted for a new awards scheme recognising the achievements of NHS staff across Tayside.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Additional £18.5m allocated to Tayside health services

An additional £18.5 million will be allocated to NHS Tayside in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.

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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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Protesters outside the Town and County Hall this morning.

Union accuses Angus Council of “suppressing democracy”

GMB Scotland has accused Angus Council of “suppressing democracy” after a deputation on behalf of redundancy threatened home carers was barred from speaking before the council set the 2017/18 budget today (Thursday).

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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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Free Heartstart Discovery life support courses

Free Heartstart Discovery life support courses

Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Dundee and Perth in February.

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Launch of NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Governments cervical screening campaign. L-r: Sammy Reilly, Reagan Todd, Rachel Lindsay, Becci Todd and Shannon Moncur.

Flower campaign to nip cervical cancer in the bud

A Dundee woman diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine smear test, joined a national drive, on February 9, to get women talking about cervical screening.

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