Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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Can you help Kinning Park Complex gardeners with a new sensory experience?

Gardeners need your help

Kinning Park Complex is a community centre and arts hub on the southside of Glasgow which wants to do more.

Kirsten Oswald MP is backing the Marie Curie campaign for 2017.

Such a small amount can make huge changes!

Kirsten Oswald MP and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

Off the Beatson Track... 
A sea of yellow ready to walk through Glasgow to raise money for the Cancer Charity.

 Pic by Alan Peebles

Beatson pledges £14m in fight

As it marks its third anniversary the Beaton Cancer Charity, has confirmed in its first three years it has pledged over £14 million, which will greatly benefit people in the southside.

What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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Charles and Eileen Carmichael

Charles enjoys his happy sounds again

His wife calling his name, the rumble of a thunderstorm and those everyday background noises which nobody takes much notice of.

Jane Grant joined NHS Forth Valley in October 2013.

Jane is moving on to top role at UK’s biggest health board

Jane Grant has been appointed as the new chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

East Ren Culture and Leisure try a new approach

Eastwood’s new boutique gym fits the fitness bill

A new boutique gym just opened in Eastwood fits the bill for people who want more one-to-one time with their fitness instructor.

Fancy a wander through a giant inflatable bowel? Well now you can!

It’s a first for Glasgow - a giant inflatable bowel!

Bowel Cancer UK is giving Glaswegians the chance to walk inside an inflatable bowel when it comes to Scotland for the first time on Saturday, April 1 from 10am – 4pm on Argyle Street, Glasgow to launch the beginning of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. (And, no it’s not an April fool).

City Council are due to explore the possibility of setting up safer injecting facilities for drug users.

Step closer to legal drug dens!

Glasgow City Council are considering setting up ‘safe sites’ which can be used by drug users who inject heroin.

Karen Lau, pictured right, with link worker Susan Rendell

Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

A meeting has been planned to discuss availability of accessible taxis

Disability access meeting

A public meeting is being held to get residents’ views on increasing the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in East Renfrewshire.

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

Jim Taggart

Crookston man urges eye checks

Southside father-of-one Jim Taggart is backing a new campaign by Optometry Scotland, after a very narrow escape which almost cost him his sight.

Bella's mum is delighted her daughter is now safe at night.

Bella will soon have her new bed

A three-year-old from Oatlands will soon be able to sleep safely at night thanks to the provision of a specialist bed from a charity.

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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