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Pay rise for NHS staff has now been agreed

An NHS pay deal which offers an average increase of 4% to NHS staff in Scotland will be immediately implemented after the majority of NHS unions voted to accept it.The increase covers 16 months,...

UNISON demand fair pay for vaccinators

The Head of Health at UNISON Scotland, Willie Duffy, has written to the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, on Wednesday highlighting with her again the inequality of pay which nursing staff who are delivering vaccines...

Private hospitals helping with elective care

With 30% more patients in hospital today than at any time since the pandemic began, and 260 patients in ICU in Scotland, (when normal levels would be around 170), it is clear that the...

Launch of simple guide to Scotland’s Health Research and Innovation Ecosystem

The directory, called Scottish Health Research and Innovation Ecosystem launched today at the annual Life Science Scotland conference in Glasgow by Dave Tudor, Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group (LSS). It will...

Pregnant Women across Lothians Urged to get Flu Vaccine

The vaccine can help protect both pregnant women and their babies against fluThe Royal College of Midwives is today (27 November 2017) urging more pregnant women across the Lothians to get their flu vaccine...

Police and NHS pilot initiative to help missing people

 Police and NHS are to pilot an initiative to help missing people.The Herbert Protocol is a process, which is advantageous to police and partners when dealing with missing person reports involving those who are...

Multi agency approach to promote better mental health in Scottish football

Hibernian Football Club, through its GameChanger partnership with Hibernian Community Foundation and NHS Lothian – is working with the Penicuik Thistle, Bonnyrigg Rose, Tranent Juniors, Whitehill Welfare, Spartans, Civil Service Strollers.to promote better mental...

Best buys for preventing poor health

A new study released today by NHS Health Scotland identifies cost effective approaches to preventing poor health that are also likely to narrow health inequalities.The study ‘Best preventative investments in Scotland – what the...

Do you know a Lothians Health Hero?

LAST CHANCE TO HONOUR LOTHIAN HEALTH HEROES Deadline for Scottish Health Awards 2013 approaches Lothians residents are  called upon to nominate their local healthcare heroes for an accolade at the Scottish Health Awards 2013 by the...

NHS Scotland urge you to take your medicine and Be Ready for Winter

A major NHSScotland campaign to encourage people to prepare for the winter period was launched today as it was revealed only 8% of people in the Lothians have a well stocked medicine cabinet.Research carried...


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