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Pilton group walks off with award!

November 3, 2014 by


PILTON COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT VOLUNTEERS ‘WALK’ AWAY WITH AN AWARD! We are delighted to announce that the Pilton Community Health Project walking volunteers have won an award from the Scottish charity Paths for All. The award for ‘Health Walk Volunteer group of the Year’ will be presented by Shona Robison MSP at the charity’s annual […]

Organ donation: make your wishes known

October 28, 2014 by


Organ Donation Scotland campaign launched Up to a hundred more lives could be saved each year if family authorisation rates for organ donation increase. The figure was revealed to coincide with the launch of the Organ Donation Scotland campaign, which is encouraging Scots to make their organ donation wishes known. Sharing organ donation wishes remains […]

More lifesaving UK aid arrives in Sierra Leone

October 24, 2014 by


Britain’s latest Ebola aid flight, carrying lifesaving medicines, landed in Freetown yesterday, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed. This was the UK’s tenth aid flight and carried the first batch of medicines, including morphine and antibiotics, from the UK for the 92 bed treatment facility in Kerry Town, which is nearing completion. The cargo […]

Ebola: ‘lifeline of care’ delivered to Sierra Leone

October 13, 2014 by


Britain’s latest Ebola aid flight – delivering beds, personal protection suits, tents and vehicles – landed in Sierra Leone capital Freetown yesterday, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed. Aid flights from the UK to Sierra Leone have delivered personnel and vital supplies for the construction and operation of the 92 bed treatment facility in […]

Have your say on e-cigarettes

October 11, 2014 by


Scottish Government launches consultation on smoking regulations The Scottish Government is seeking views on a number of potential changes to the regulation of electronic cigarettes and strengthening tobacco control in Scotland. Members of the public and other interested parties are invited to give their views on a number of measures. The consultation responses will inform […]

A visit to Granton could improve your health – and maybe your wealth!

October 9, 2014 by


A visit to Granton Information Centre could improve your health – and may also improve your wealth! The local advice centre received top marks from clients in a satisfaction survey conducted over the summer. Highlights of the survey include: • Around 71% of GIC clients have a medical condition – but almost half of them […]

Autumn arts festival tackles mental health stigma

October 4, 2014 by


A national festival aiming to tackle the stigma of mental health launches across Edinburgh and the Lothians this weekend. The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival aims to challenge preconceived ideas of mental health as well as celebrate the artistic achievements of those with lived experience of mental health issues. More than 65 events will […]

More Scots are cutting it out

October 1, 2014 by


Thousands more quit smoking but still work to be done The number of Scots who successfully gave up smoking for at least a month has exceeded targets by more than 50 per cent. Figures released yesterday by ISD Scotland show the smoking cessation target to deliver 80,000 one month quits were exceeded by 56 per […]

Task Force to tackle delayed discharge

August 28, 2014 by


Task force set up but Lothian figures more than double The NHS and Scotland’s councils are to work together to tackle the growing numbers of delayed discharges but opposition politicians argue that more urgency is needed to address the issue. NHS Lothian is one of four health board to miss discharge targets. While delayed discharge […]

Ebola: should we be alarmed?

August 24, 2014 by


The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that a British national residing in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola virus infection. Should we be concerned? The simple answer is no, there is no immediate cause for alarm – but the health authorities remain vigilant. ‘the risk of any traveller to West Africa contracting Ebola is […]