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GP survey highlights heavy workloads

GPs should have longer consultations with patients in order to help meet their needs, a BMA survey has found. The poll, which received responses from 900 GPs in Scotland, also found that the vast majority of GPs feel that their heavy workload is sometimes having a negative impact on the quality of care their patients receive.

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The new defibrillator at Stonehaven's Market Square.

Defibrillator installed at Stonehaven’s Market Square

A community defibrillator has now been installed at Stonehaven’s Market Square, thanks to Stonehaven and District Community Council.

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MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans.

Views sought on organ donor opt-out scheme

SNP MSP Mairi Evans is urging constituents in Angus North & Mearns to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government’s new consultation to help inform policy.

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Funds being raised for Muchalls defibrillator

Muchalls Village Association have set up a fundraising page in the hopes of raising money to buy a defibrillator for the village.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Gillian Fowler with fellow trustees, Malcolm Wright (left) and Niall Craig

Stonehaven woman sets up charity

A Stonehaven businesswoman who broke her back in a horse-riding accident has set up a charity to support people with ‘invisible’ spinal conditions.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it’s important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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The 12 week outdoor activity programme designed to improve the health and well-being of adults with long-term mental health problems.

Improving mental health at local wood

A group of nine people are celebrating after completing Forestry Commission Scotland’s 12 week Branching Out programme at Dunnottar Woodlands, Stonehaven.

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New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland’s imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle carrying those aged under 18 – an offence that could carry a fixed penalty fine of £100.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Recruits and Anthony Nolan staff pictured at the launch of the new initiative.

Pioneering donor scheme launched

Police Scotland and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have joined forces to launch a pioneering programme which has the potential to save hundreds of lives.

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Cases of lungworm are on the increase.

Rise in deadly lungworm parasite

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.

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Age Scotland, the countrys leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older Peoples Day on October 1.

Age Scotland launches new campaign to promote the benefits of regular exercise

Age Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older People’s Day on October 1.

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Alan Wallet.

Aberdeenshire man urges others to #ShareYourSpare

A Banchory man is among 500 people who have generously donated one of his healthy kidneys to a stranger.

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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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