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£24m to run region’s GPs

GP practices in the region were paid £24.8 million last year to provide services locally.

Xmas zero tolerance warning for drivers

MOTORISTS in Dumfries and Galloway have been warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving this Christmas.

Medical school push for Crichton

THE Crichton campus in Dumfries is being promoted as a possible location for a new medical school.

MSPs in joint push for local Maggie’s Centre

THREE of the region’s politicians are working together to try and get a Maggie’s Centre built in Dumfries to help cancer patients.

Medicine safety is paramount

A GROUP has been established with the aim of promoting safe and effective use of medicines throughout Dumfries and Galloway.

Rosalind’s good deed

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.

SOS group in volunteer plea

A LIFE-SAVING group in Moffat is calling for new volunteers to swell the ranks.

Putting health and wellbeing first

AN initiative that puts health and wellbeing at the heart of the farming community has been highlighted at the Scottish Parliament.

66 ops cancelled

LACK of equipment led to the cancellation of 66 operations in Dumfries and Galloway in the last two years.

Hospital appeal for volunteers

MORE volunteers are being sought to help out on the wards at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Discharge lounge expands operations

AN APPROACH aimed at helping with the discharge of patients from hospital is set to expand this week.

NHS keeping ‘close eye’ on flu vaccine supplies

FLU vaccine supply levels are being closely monitored by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

New support group

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.

New pregnancy scan service

MUMS to be in the Wigtownshire area will soon be able to get a scan closer to home.

Raising awareness

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.

It’s flu jab time

PARENTS locally are being urged to ‘trust the facts’ and make sure their child is vaccinated against flu this winter.

MSP’s emotional tribute to dad

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.

Love your liver

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.

Study finds lack of services in region

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.

Author Ed details his life of pain

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.

Hospital to get tough on smoking in grounds

SMOKERS are set to be moved away from the front of Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary as health bosses get tough on the habit.

Date set for HPV jab for boys

HEALTH bosses at NHS Dumfries and Galloway have confirmed that the HPV immunisation programme for boys will start locally next spring.

New cancer test welcomed

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.

Taking art to the care sector

ARTISTS from the area are being sought to take part in a new initiative to help improve the lives of older people through creativity.

Birthday bash for Kirsty

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.

Drug death taskforce welcomed

A SPIKE in drug deaths in Scotland has seen the creation of a new taskforce – and it has been welcomed locally.

Smear test rise

MORE women went for their smear test in Dumfries and Galloway last year than in the previous 12 months.

Learn the signs of leukaemia

PEOPLE in Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to learn the symptoms of leukaemia during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which starts today.

Dish of the day

MORE school meals are eaten in Dumfries and Galloway than the Scottish average.

Cancer support in town

A MOBILE cancer support service is heading to Dumfries this weekend.

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