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NHS medical and dental staff to receive a pay rise

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The Scottish Government has announced a 3% uplift for some NHS medical and dental staff, which they say is in recognition of their efforts during the pandemic.This announcement covers three groups of staff who...

Ballot among health workers on pay deal

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UNISON, Scotland’s largest health union, announced this week that it will hold a consultative ballot of its NHS members after talks with The Scottish Government on pay broke down. Speaking after today’s meeting of the...

Student midwives facing triple whammy

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Many student midwives are struggling under the weight of financial concerns, poor mental health and an unpredictable job market, according to new findings by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). Student...

Burnout fears for under-pressure midwives

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The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called on NHS organisations to break the burnout cycle and support maternity staff better. The call comes following a report from the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM)...

Edinburgh frontline NHS doctor heads to Harvard

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An Edinburgh frontline NHS doctor has won a prestigious global surgery fellowship at Harvard University’s Medical School.Dr Isioma Okolo is a specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology with a special interest in women’s global...

Just Eat Cycles have free passes for NHS staff

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Transport for Edinburgh’s Cycle Hire Scheme (Just Eat Cycles) have released 100 free annual passes for NHS staff.These will be made available on the app by using a code and will allow NHS staff...

New temporary NHS hospital in Glasgow given a name

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New medical facility in Glasgow named after First World War nurse.The new NHS Scotland medical facility being created at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow is to be called NHS Louisa Jordan.The hospital...

Letter from Scotland

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We Scots used to call it “the fall” until the Americans took possession of the phrase. The real Scots word “hairst” or harvest time is better. But actually “autumn” is the best of all,...

Hibs support campaign to increase number of organ donors

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Hibs are supporting the Scottish Government’s most recent campaign to increase the amount of organ donors within the country promoting the message - sporty ones, wrinkly ones, lean ones – everybody can save a...

New investment in NHS diagnostics and care

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£50M TO SUPPORT TREATMENT ACROSS SCOTLAND The NHS in Edinburgh and the Lothians is set to benefit from a share of a £50 million Scotland-wide investment to help deliver swift treatment and diagnostics.Scotland already invests more per head...

Hibs behind initiative designed to help smokers quit

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Hibs are teaming up with the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland by showing support for a new campaign to assist individuals looking to quit smoking.Smokers considering quitting smoking are being urged to get support...

Hibs’ charity provides 50 four-season sleeping bags for Edinburgh homeless

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A campaign to help Edinburgh’s homeless rough sleepers stay warm on cold winter nights has raised enough cash to buy more than 50 four-season sleeping bags.GameChanger – the public social partnership involving Hibernian FC,...

Extra nurse and midwife training places

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An estimated 2,600 extra nursing and midwifery training places will be created over the next four years as part of wide-ranging measures to support and strengthen NHS Scotland’s workforce.The National Health and Social Care...

NHS systems getting back to normal

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Following a global malware attack the NHS in Scotland appears to be getting back to normal.The Scottish Government’s resilience operation met again yesterday following what is thought to be the largest ever global cyber...

Letter from Scotland

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In another example of how fragile modern Scotland has become, The Forth Bridge had to be closed on Wednesday morning when a lorry was blown over in high winds and much of central Scotland was...

Letter from Scotland

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When the American poet Robert Frost came to a junction in a path through the woods, he “took the one less travelled by, and that made all the difference.” At the beginning of a...

Letter from Scotland

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Seen from here in safe old Scotland, the rest of the world looks like a giant roulette wheel. Anything could happen, probably disastrous. The year ahead out there looks mighty scary. While we in Edinburgh...

Robotic assisted surgery has saved fifty lives in south east Scotland

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A pioneering new form of robotics-assisted surgery for men with prostate cancer was announced by the Health Secretary Shona Robison today at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital.The technology involved tiny remote-controlled robots deployed by surgeons during keyhole surgery....

Letter from Scotland 

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Trust us Celts to have invented Halloween.  It’s said to have grown out of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, the end of summer, when the wall between the real world and the spirit...

#SP16 SNP launch their ‘most ambitious’ manifesto yet

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 The SNP manifesto will be launched at the EICC this morning by the party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.In it the SNP are to pledge what they say is their most ambitious programme...

Mental health pilot project is a success

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The results of a pilot scheme to provide enhanced out of hours mental health care to people who come into contact with the police have been so impressive the project is to continue.In the...

NHS Staff numbers on the rise

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In Edinburgh figures published recently in Edinburgh by Numbers show that the largest employer is the Health sector which is responsible for 45,200 employees in the city. This is only 1% less than the...

Sturgeon calls for Labour backing for NHS funding plans

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was out campaigning in Portobello this morning, meeting the party faithful and chatting with locals. Many babies were chatted to and about with the doting parents looking on. She had a much-needed coffee stop...

More funding announced to contribute to improving the NHS

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Health Secretary Shona Robison is announcing more funding to allow people to share through an independent website what happens to them when they contact NHS. The Scottish Government hopes this will help them to...

Letter from Scotland

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The flowering of the crocuses and the occasional glimpse of blue sky has alerted us to the fact that spring has officially arrived. But unofficially, we have also had snow here on the sheltered...

Arise – If You’re Lucky…

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It's unusual for me to start the New Year on a positive note (rest assured, it won't last) Not only is Christmas over for another year but I read on this here t’internet about...

Caledonia Youth to close its doors

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The Edinburgh Reporter has heard from Caledonia Youth this morning that it is to close its doors  in Spring 2015 as there is not enough funding to keep it going.It is with great...

Healthy Start vouchers available now

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Healthy Start is a food and vitamin scheme scheme for families on low income (families on income support or Child Tax Credit recipients with household income less than £16,190). Pregnant women under 18 years...

Breast cancer research partnership

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Cancer research is expensive and needs constant investment to enable it to continue. Today The Scottish Government and Breast Cancer Campaign announce a partnership to invest £450,000 in world-class breast cancer research in Scotland.Breast Cancer...

Warning over New Psychoactive Substances

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Several local authority, health and emergency service organisations including NHS, Police Scotland, Fire Service and Council partners are issuing a warning to the public after a number of incidents involving New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).Senior...

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