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Charity cycle passes through Annan

A GROUP of kwik fit employees wheeled into Annan this week as part of their fundraising event. The 12 riders who were taking part in The Tour De Branch, set off from Kwik Fit centre situated in Dumfries as they cycled from the town to Newcastle for their chosen charity Children with Cancer UK. After […]

Detect cancer early

A NATIONAL roadshow highlighting the role that early diagnosis can have on improving cancer survival will be in Dumfries on Wednesday.

Adam is on top of the world after peak challenge

A MAN living with multiple sclerosis (MS) who was using wheelchair just three and a half years ago has climbed Ben Nevis.

Mesh meeting

WOMEN affected by transvaginal mesh surgery are being urged to share their experiences at an event in Dumfries on Thursday.

Change afoot for smear tests

A NEW initiative in cervical screening is set to be trialled locally next year in a bid to reach some of the 6000 women who are behind with their smear tests.

Dumfries academic to lead end of life study

FASCINATING new research into why poorer people are less likely to die at home is being led by an academic from the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries.

Drug deaths despair

DRUGS killed 20 people in Dumfries and Galloway last year – and 134 over the last decade.

Are you guilty of a crime?

ARE you a fridge stuffer, a mucky prepper or a ham sniffer?
Or, maybe you consider yourself to be more of a double chopper or an open tinner?

Cancelled operation concerns

NEW figures show that 1576 operations were scheduled to take place at NHS Dumfries and Galloway in May – but 132 of them were cancelled.

Scones for Smears!

IN the second part of our Don’t Fear the Smear campaign, we hear from local businesses in Annandale and Eskdale aiming to encourage women to get tested.
Some enterprising companies are offering treats and freebies in a bid to smash the stigma, get people talking and make attending the test a priority.

DG1 first look inside

THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.

Smear stories

FOUR women from the region have shared their stories in a bid to encourage you to go for your smear test.

Don’t Fear The Smear

WHEN it was time for your last smear test, did you put it off?
If so, you’re not alone.
Every year thousands of women across Scotland fail to attend for screening: some are just too busy, others put it off, and many are too scared to go.
In fact, numbers attending smears in Dumfries and Galloway have fallen over the last few years, so to mark Cervical Cancer Screening Week (June 10-16), we are launching a new campaign — Don’t Fear The Smear — to try and encourage more women to get checked out.
With 61 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in this region in 2018-19, it’s a test no-one should be missing, writes editor Fiona Reid.
We hope that the personal stories you read today and the articles over the coming months will prove just how important it is that you too ‘get smeared’.

Nursing prize goes to dedicated Donna

A NURSE and educator from Lochmaben has received a prestigious award.

Dads grieve too

WHEN a baby dies much of the focus is on the mum and how she is coping and all too often the dad, and his feelings, are sidelined.
Now one group in Dumfries is aiming to change that.

Busy year for out of hours service

OVER 22,000 people used the Dumfries and Galloway NHS out of hours service last year.

Turning heartache into help

WHEN her baby daughter Bethany died, Alison Carruthers’, pictured above right, world fell apart.
But six years on, she has picked up the pieces and is now taking the lead to help other families locally who have been through a similar tragedy.

Baby box uptake

FIGURES have revealed that 1916 baby boxes have been given out in this region since they were introduced in April 2017.

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Cancer cash helped with hardship

GRANTS of around £44,200 were given out to people with cancer in Dumfries and Galloway in financial hardship last year, thanks to fundraisers.

Out of hours team expands

MORE health professionals are to join the region’s out of hours team to offer care and advice at evenings and weekends.

Wife’s pride in John’s cancer recovery

A WOMAN from the region has shared her husband’s cancer survival story in a bid to make sure other families keep an eye on their loved ones.

Helping when tragedy strikes

ENHANCED support is now available to families across the region who face the devastation of the death of their baby.

Don’t miss out on your smear

DON’T ignore the chance for a smear test.

On the move

IT’S moving day for some NHS staff in Dumfries this weekend as they vacate the newly sold Crichton Hall, which is set to become a luxury spa hotel.

All change in primary care

NEXT time you visit your GP you could find yourself being seen by a paramedic, pharmacist or mental health nurse instead.

Be kind today

BE kind and caring and show compassion were the key messages of a new national campaign launched in the region this week.

Praise from MS sufferer

A LOCKERBIE woman has praised the transformative effects that online sessions for living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have had on her life.

Five health questions

THE five questions that patients should be asking to take more control of their own health care have been revealed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

Nick is the NHS’ new man

A NEW chairman has been appointed to NHS Dumfries and Galloway and brings with him 33 years experience in health and social care.

Beat the sugar rush

CUTTING back on sugar is going to be a big health focus for many this year as more people realise the effects of a sweet diet.

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