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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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New chief officer appointed for East Dunbartonshire

New chief officer appointed for East Dunbartonshire

The East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has appointed anew Chief Officer called Susan Manion who takes up her new role on December 12.

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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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Baubles carry an important Christmas message

Baubles carry an important Christmas message

One of Scotland’s leading cancer charities is inviting local residents to help raise vital funds for patients facing cancer this Christmas.

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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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Provost Una Walker

Help feed a family this Christmas

Put caring on the menu this Christmas and help fuel East Dunbartonshire Foodbank’s Yuletide appeal.

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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 is important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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Lydia Yilmaz and her mum Selen.
 Picture courtesy of Mark Anderson.

VIDEO: Watch this amazing little girl, too weak to walk last year - now she’s salsa dancing!

This heartwarming video shows a little girl who too weak to walk last year due to cancer - back up on her feet again and salsa dancing.

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Susan Lemon with Edith Bowman kicked off the celebrations by taking a spin on a giant �10 million record to mark the milestone.

Mum stars alongside DJ in film to say ‘thanks millions’

A brave mum has landed a starring role in a new film with DJ Edith Bowman to mark millions of pounds being raised by ScottishPower for Cancer Research UK.

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Hayley roller skating.

Join Hayley as she tries to lose weight to have a baby

A woman who was told she’d need to lose weight to receive fertility treatment aims to inspire others to get into shape by throwing herself into all forms of exercise.

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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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Donnie swimming Loch Lomond

Million metre swim for kids with cancer

When Donnie Maclean heard that his friend’s young son had been diagnosed with cancer he felt compelled to do something to help.

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Can you help police trace Paul?

Can you help police trace Paul?

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who vanished three days ago.

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Male staff at Deiselec joined in the fun

Milngavie business raised thousands for cancer charity

Milngavie-based generator specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators (DTG), has raised over £2,000 for cancer charity, ‘Wear it Pink’ during a month long campaign in October.

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David and Violet

David’s going bald for the Teenage Cancer Trust

A kindhearted young man who is recovering from cancer is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust by getting his hair shaved off this weekend.

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Nan Middleton receives her British Empire Medal

British Empire Medal for local charity stalwart Nan Middleton

A local hero who has been at the heart - and art - of the community for nearly 40 years has been presented with a prestigious award.

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Amazing impact of befrienders on lives of others

Amazing impact of befrienders on lives of others

Did you know loneliness costs lives and increases the risk of dying prematurely by 10 per cent?

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