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Two Ayrshire GP practices affected by cyber attack

Two GP practices in NHS Ayrshire and Arran were affected by the cyber attack on the NHS across the UK.

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Pictured Left to right: Astrud Gibson, Sexual Health Nurse; Carolyn McAdam, Senior Charge Nurse, Sexual Health; Dr Anja Katharina Guttinger, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health; Deva MacGinty, Policy and Participation Officer, LGBT Youth Scotland; Ann McGinn, Sexual Health & Cervical Cytology Project Manager; Julie McCamily, Associate Specialist; Nicola Cheney, Sexual Health Nurse; and Elaine Savory, Equality and Diversity Adviser.

Award for Ayrshire’s sexual health team

The NHS Ayrshire & Arran Sexual Health Service has been awarded the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Charter Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to LGBT equality.

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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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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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Bowel cancer screening

Four in ten ignore cancer screening

On average only 56% of people living in Ayrshire & Arran who are sent the bowel cancer screening test for free in the post actually complete it - the third lowest uptake rate in Scotland.

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Scotland Chairty Air Ambulance (SCAA) team pictured from left, Captain Nigel Clarke, Paramedic John Salmond, Paramedic Graeme Hay, Lead Paramedic John Pritchard, Paramedic Craig McDonald, Paramdic Julia Barnes and Captain Russell Myles
Picture by Graeme Hart.
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Air ambulance crew are rural heroes

The life-saving crew of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) have been voted the country’s Rural Heroes 2017.

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Easter opening hours for pharmacies

Easter opening hours for pharmacies

During the Easter holiday break (14– 17 April), South Ayrshire residents are being urged to prepare to cope with any common health concerns.

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Ayr Hospital.

New 24-hour unit for Ayr

Patients will be able to receive hospital levels of care and attention within a new unit opening this summer without ever having to be admitted.

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Pictured (left to right): Fiona Menzies, Head of Fundraising at the Ayrshire Hospice, Annie Small, Chairperson, Ladies who Lunch Club (Seamill), Mandy Yule, Chief Executive of the Ayrshire Hospice; Lyn Bateman, Senior Fundraising Officer, Ayrshire Hospice, Joyce Falconer, Isobel Lovie, Honorary Patron & Margaret Cook, Joint Chairperson, Ladies Lunch Club (Western House).

Amazing total raised by ladies who lunch

The 29th Ayrshire Hospice Annual Ladies Lunch was held at Trump Turnberry Resort on Sunday 5th March and raised an amazing £36,000 for the charity.

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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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Alice with mum Wendy.

Ayrshire mother sets the challenge

A caring mother from Ayrshire has raised over £1,300 for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research.

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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.

Additional funds for NHS in Ayrshire

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is set to receive an additional £11.5 million in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.

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