GP practices in the region were paid £24.8 million last year to provide services locally.
MOTORISTS in Dumfries and Galloway have been warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving this Christmas.
THE Crichton campus in Dumfries is being promoted as a possible location for a new medical school.
THREE of the region’s politicians are working together to try and get a Maggie’s Centre built in Dumfries to help cancer patients.
A GROUP has been established with the aim of promoting safe and effective use of medicines throughout Dumfries and Galloway.
A WOMAN from Dumfries has presented a cheque for £1266 to staff in the oncology department at DGRI following a fundraising garden party at her home.
A LIFE-SAVING group in Moffat is calling for new volunteers to swell the ranks.
AN initiative that puts health and wellbeing at the heart of the farming community has been highlighted at the Scottish Parliament.
LACK of equipment led to the cancellation of 66 operations in Dumfries and Galloway in the last two years.
MORE volunteers are being sought to help out on the wards at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
AN APPROACH aimed at helping with the discharge of patients from hospital is set to expand this week.
FLU vaccine supply levels are being closely monitored by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.
WOMEN throughout the region who have been affected by abnormal cervical cancer screening results or cervical cancer itself are being invited to a new local support group this weekend.
MUMS to be in the Wigtownshire area will soon be able to get a scan closer to home.
A DAD from Lockerbie, who lost his own son to suicide, will join other friends and family members at a switch-on event in Glasgow tonight to highlight the tragic rise in the number of people taking their own lives across Scotland.
PARENTS locally are being urged to ‘trust the facts’ and make sure their child is vaccinated against flu this winter.
MORE recognition is needed of a rare lung disease, says one of the region’s politicians, who has had first hand experience in his own family.
ONE in three people are at risk of liver disease, but many don’t even know where one of their biggest organs is and what it actually does.
THERE are a lack of suitable services in Dumfries and Galloway to meet the population of young people with complex disabilities, an independent study has found.
AFTER 12 years of pain, countless examinations, doctors, specialists, gruelling fasts and extreme diets, an Annan man has released a book detailing his journey to become pain-free.
SMOKERS are set to be moved away from the front of Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary as health bosses get tough on the habit.
HEALTH bosses at NHS Dumfries and Galloway have confirmed that the HPV immunisation programme for boys will start locally next spring.
OUR Don’t Fear The Smear campaign has been very much focused on cervical cancer so far, but we welcome news about ovarian cancer testing this week, another women only disease.
ARTISTS from the area are being sought to take part in a new initiative to help improve the lives of older people through creativity.
KIRSTY Cooper would have turned 30 last week and a group of her close friends are planning to celebrate the milestone birthday with a charity do in her honour.
A SPIKE in drug deaths in Scotland has seen the creation of a new taskforce – and it has been welcomed locally.
MORE women went for their smear test in Dumfries and Galloway last year than in the previous 12 months.
PEOPLE in Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to learn the symptoms of leukaemia during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which starts today.
MORE school meals are eaten in Dumfries and Galloway than the Scottish average.
A MOBILE cancer support service is heading to Dumfries this weekend.