Extra Funding to Support Rape Crisis Centres

Victims of sexual violence will receive the support they need more quickly – thanks to £1.5 million funding being provided to rape crisis centres across Scotland. Rape crisis centres offer free and confidential emotional and practical support, information, and advocacy to those who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. Confirming the [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:42:50+00:00October 30th, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

Clinical Support Worker Honoured with National Health Hero Award

A clinical support worker, who deals with children and their families attending outpatient appointments in the neurology department at the Royal Hospital for Children, has been announced regional winner of the national UK Our Health Heroes Awards. Christine Duncanson was picked as regional winner in the Clinical Support Worker category, and now goes forward as [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:41:47+00:00October 30th, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

Bacterial Imaging Probe is Safe for Patient Use

Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use, a study has found. Tests on patients with suspected infections found that the approach could detect bacteria deep inside the lung where other technologies fail to reach. Experts have said that the technology will enable bedside decision-making [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:40:46+00:00October 30th, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

2018 Scottish Pharmacy Awards: Who’s Made the Shortlist?

Another 12 months have zipped by, and with them, the industry has been once again propelled forward by the exemplary members of our healthcare teams. Rather than merely acknowledging the complex problems across the region, they have addressed them with equal measures of innovation and optimism – and now it’s time for us to showcase [...]

By |2018-10-30T11:27:32+00:00October 30th, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

Scottish Pharmacy Board Welcomes Two New Members

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has announced that Tamara Cairney and Andrew Carruthers have joined the Scottish Pharmacy Board as co-opted board members. Tamara is a pharmacist in a split role between the Royal Alexandra Hospital and GP practices in Renfrewshire and is working to complete the NES Pharmacist Vocational Foundation Training Programme. Tamara started [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:31:47+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

NHS Lanarkshire Reveals Public Feedback on Hospital Consultation 

Following extensive communications and engagement work, NHS Lanarkshire has gathered a large amount of feedback to its current public consultation on the replacement or refurbishment of University Hospital Monklands. A proposal for a new-build hospital at Gartcosh is being consulted on after it emerged from an option appraisal process as the highest scoring option when [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:29:11+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

Mental Health Strategy Sees Success

More support for young people, a national programme for new mothers, and next-day help for more than 1,000 people in distress demonstrate some of the progress that has been made under Scotland’s national strategy for mental health. The first progress report of the Scottish government’s 10-year mental health strategy, published in March 2017, outlines that [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:28:05+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments
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