Spring Booster Dose Reminder

Eligible groups urged to come forward before the end of June. People in eligible groups who, for whatever reason, have not yet had their spring booster jab are being encouraged to make an appointment now. These additional vaccinations have been offered to people aged 75 or over and those aged over 12 who are immunosuppressed, [...]

By |2022-06-20T09:27:29+00:00June 20th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Audit Scotland Highlight Pace of Covid-19 Financial Support

New report outlines the challenges Scotland faced. The Scottish Government worked collaboratively with local authorities and other key partners to direct significant public spending in unprecedented circumstances, according to a new Audit Scotland report. Evaluating the financial response to the Covid-19 pandemic – which saw the Scottish Government allocate £15.5 billion between 2020-2022 –  the [...]

By |2022-06-16T08:57:21+00:00June 16th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Record Pay Deal for NHS Scotland staff

NHS Agenda for Change workers offered 5% pay rise. The Scottish Government has offered a 5% pay rise to NHS Scotland Agenda for Change staff – the largest single year increase since devolution. The deal would benefit more than 160,000 employees including nurses, paramedics, allied health professionals and healthcare support staff. Depending on roles and [...]

By |2022-06-15T13:46:58+00:00June 15th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Health Foundation Report Backs the RCN Campaign for a Pay Rise for Nursing Staff

A new report, 'Where next for NHS nurses' pay', has again found that a 3% pay award would lead to nurses’ basic earnings falling on average in real terms across different inflation scenarios. The Health Foundation report also highlights the need for a 12.5% pay award for nursing staff, noting that in a higher inflation scenario, [...]

By |2022-06-15T09:38:16+00:00June 15th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

World Blood Donor Day 2022: Donating Blood is an Act of Solidarity. Join the Effort and Save Lives

World Blood Donor Day takes place on 14 June each year. The Day was created to: raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion; highlight the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems; support national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations and other nongovernmental organizations [...]

By |2022-06-14T13:41:09+00:00June 14th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Change to Health Board Escalation

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde moved to escalation Stage 2. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) Health Board will move to Stage 2 of NHS Scotland’s national performance framework following improvements in performance, and the completion of all 108 recommendations outlined in the Independent Review, Oversight Board and Case Note Review reports. As part [...]

By |2022-06-14T11:57:51+00:00June 14th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

A New Report Reveals the UK Government Plans to Burn £4bn of PPE That Won’t be Used in the NHS.

The RCN has criticised the shameful waste of public money spent and the environmental impact of disposing of the unusable personal protective equipment (PPE) bought at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published a report today which shows that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) [...]

By |2022-06-13T13:36:44+00:00June 13th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Brain Changes Linked to Emotion Discovered in Mysterious Takotsubo Syndrome

Changes in areas of the brain associated with emotion have been identified in people with Takotsubo syndrome according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society centenary conference in Manchester. Scientists at the University of Aberdeen also discovered changes in the level of brain activity in areas known to control the beating of the heart. [...]

By |2022-06-13T09:24:51+00:00June 13th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

New Chief Scientist (Health) Appointed

Professor Dominiczak to take up role in July. World-leading cardiovascular scientist and clinical academic, Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, has been appointed as new Chief Scientist (Health) for the Scottish Government. Taking up post on July 1, the new Chief Scientist (Health) will play a key role in ensuring Scotland remains an internationally recognised home of [...]

By |2022-06-09T08:41:48+00:00June 9th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments
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