THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.
FOUR women from the region have shared their stories in a bid to encourage you to go for your smear test.
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’.
A NURSE and educator from Lochmaben has received a prestigious award.
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.
OVER 22,000 people used the Dumfries and Galloway NHS out of hours service last year.
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.
FIGURES have revealed that 1916 baby boxes have been given out in this region since they were introduced in April 2017.
GRANTS of around £44,200 were given out to people with cancer in Dumfries and Galloway in financial hardship last year, thanks to fundraisers.
MORE health professionals are to join the region’s out of hours team to offer care and advice at evenings and weekends.
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.
ENHANCED support is now available to families across the region who face the devastation of the death of their baby.
DON’T ignore the chance for a smear test.
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.
NEXT time you visit your GP you could find yourself being seen by a paramedic, pharmacist or mental health nurse instead.
BE kind and caring and show compassion were the key messages of a new national campaign launched in the region this week.
A LOCKERBIE woman has praised the transformative effects that online sessions for living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have had on her life.
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.
A NEW chairman has been appointed to NHS Dumfries and Galloway and brings with him 33 years experience in health and social care.
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.
MORE premises in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to become ‘baby friendly’ and support breastfeeding.
QUESTIONS have arisen about the Scottish Government’s £8m baby box scheme after it emerged that hundreds of them and their contents are being left in charity shops.
“A WORTHY winner” is how Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been described by judges in a national design competition – hailing it as ‘an exemplar facility’.
SOCIAL services have relied on our kindness for too long, say a couple tasked with helping care for their elderly neighbour.
THOUSANDS of people living locally are to be supported to improve their own health.
PROTECT yourself, protect your community’ is the message being promoted to everyone eligible to receive a free flu vaccine this year.
A LOCHMABEN mum is calling on the Prime Minister to help make life easier for diabetics.
CANCER patients from the region are benefiting from an upgraded support base at the state-of-the-art Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
POLICE have found the body of a Lockerbie GP, who had been missing for a week.
A MYSTERY man is being sought by police as the search continues for a missing Lockerbie GP.