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Government committee meets to discuss Ebola

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With the world watching West Africa, and the incidence of cases in the US and in Spain, it is clear that the matter of Ebola is not one which any country in the world...

Green MSP calls for an end to bed blocking

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Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, is calling on The Scottish Government to step up its response to the crisis of bed blocking in the NHS.New figures show in April this year 173 patients...

New medical centre ready for business at the West End

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New West End Medical Practice opens next to  St Mary’s Cathedral, EdinburghA new medical practice built on the grounds of Scotland’s largest Cathedral has welcomed patients for the first time this week.The £4-million West...

NHS 24 introduce new 111 number

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NEW FREE NUMBER FOR NHS 24 – EASY TO REMEMBER AND FREE! People in Scotland will no longer be charged for calling NHS 24 after April 2014 when the existing number will be replaced by 111. The...

Edinburgh MSP heralds progress on cancer waiting times

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Gordon Macdonald MSP has welcomed the launch of a new £30 Million programme by The Scottish Government that is set to improve cancer survival rates by increasing the proportion of Scots who are diagnosed...

Edinburgh college seeks students for physio degree

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Stevenson College Edinburgh is accepting applications for its HN Allied Health: Physiotherapy Support course, aimed at improving the careers of health professionals. Stevenson is the only college in Scotland currently offering this qualification, which begins...

Health hub planned for Wester Hailes

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Plans for a new state-of-the-art health hub in Edinburgh have taken a major step forward.Planning permission for the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, a joint project between NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh...

Edinburgh MSP slams Government for record on Childhood Obesity

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Edinburgh Central MSP, Sarah Boyack, has slammed the SNP Government after it emerged that the number of staff battling childhood obesity in Edinburgh has been slashed by over a quarter since 2007.Statistics obtained under...

NHSScotland recommend getting ready for winter

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A major NHSScotland campaign visited Edinburgh today to highlight the importance of looking after your health this winter.NHSScotland’s Be Ready for Winter campaign visited Craigentinny community centre to remind people they can take a...

Hospital Inspections driving up standards of cleanliness

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Inspectors are putting Scotland's hospitals under unprecedented levels of independent scrutiny and helping to drive up standards across the country.That was the view of Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon as the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI)...

St John’s Livingston – inspection report published

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Cleaning in a newly-opened ward at St John's Hospital in Livingston has been praised in a report by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate, although there is still room for improvement.In the report, published today, and...

Reduction in public sector employment

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Overall public sector employment in Scotland fell by 1.3 per cent over the last year, statistics published by The Scottish Government today show.When public sector financial institutions are excluded, public sector employment fell by...

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