UK’s First Nurse-Led Outpatient Service for Faecal Incontinence

Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) has become the UK’s first hospital to offer an outpatient, nurse-led service for faecal incontinence. This life-changing treatment is now available to patients from across the West of Scotland without the need for admission to hospital. Bowel incontinence affects up to 10 per cent of adults in the UK, with around [...]

By |2019-03-11T11:39:22+00:00March 12th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Computer Kidney Could Provide Safer Tests for New Medications

A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney. The new model will allow scientists to gain better insights into how new drugs that target the kidney, such as diabetes medication, may work. It will also enable researchers to better learn about the functions of the [...]

By |2019-03-11T11:40:50+00:00March 12th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services to be Reviewed

The manner in which forensic mental health services are delivered for people is to be reviewed, Mental Health Minister, Clare Haughey, has announced. Forensic mental health services specialise in the assessment, treatment, and risk management of people with a mental disorder who are currently undergoing, or have previously undergone, legal or court proceedings. Ms Haughey [...]

By |2019-03-11T11:37:45+00:00March 12th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Number of Pregnant Women Quitting Smoking Doubles

The number of pregnant women across Greater Glasgow & Clyde who have attempted to quit smoking has doubled since the launch of Quit Your Way in March. In addition, the smoking cessation teams exceeded the national standard for 12-week quits in the 40 per cent most deprived communities, with performance on-track to again surpass the [...]

By |2019-01-08T12:05:55+00:00January 8th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Concerns Raised as Opioid Prescriptions Rise Across UK

Researchers recommend greater action to promote best practice as a new study has revealed a rise in prescriptions of opioids for treating chronic pain between 1998 and 2018. A review of opioid prescribing in the UK has shown that UK doctors are prescribing more and stronger opioid drugs to patients. The research showed a 34 [...]

By |2019-01-08T12:03:50+00:00January 8th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

North-East Researchers to Explore Brexit’s Mental Health Impact

A newly-funded research project at Robert Gordon University (RGU) will examine the impact that Brexit is having on the mental health and wellbeing of European Union citizens across the country. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Applied Social Studies has received support from the university’s [...]

By |2019-01-08T12:01:09+00:00January 8th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

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
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