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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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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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MSP checks out Type 1

MSP checks out Type 1

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson attended the diabetes Discovery Day in Fraserburgh’s Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.

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Freedom from addiction celebrated

Men and women who have found their way to freedom from addiction will be recognized at a graduation ceremony in Fraserburgh next month.

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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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Sign up for cancer charity’s major event

Sign up for cancer charity’s major event

A good number of people from Fraserburgh took part in last year’s Relay for Life Peterhead. This year’s event will be held on July 1 and 2 at Lord Catto Park in Peterhead.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Additional £16.2m allocated to Grampian’s health services

An additional £16.2 million will be allocated to NHS Grampian in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.

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Chatting to cancer patients

CLAN Cancer Support is on the look-out for volunteers to make a lasting difference to the lives of individuals.

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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh.

Type 1 diabetes info event at lighthouse museum

The charity JDRF, which specialises in type 1 diabetes, is holding a ‘Type 1 Discovery Day’ on Saturday (March 4), at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Stevenson Road, from 10am. There is no entry fee.

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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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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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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin.

Aberdeenshire MSP supports sign language training for health workers

A north east MSP has asked the Scottish Government to ensure that health workers providing end of life care are offered training in British Sign Language (BSL).

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Wildcat team members Lorna Donaldson, Keri Fickling and Keith Jenson

Charity pushes the button on initiative

The Sandpiper Trust’s cardiac arrest campaign to save 50 local lives every year in Grampian is now live.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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