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Union accuses Angus Council of “suppressing democracy”

GMB Scotland has accused Angus Council of “suppressing democracy” after a deputation on behalf of redundancy threatened home carers was barred from speaking before the council set the 2017/18 budget today (Thursday).

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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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Free Heartstart Discovery life support courses

Free Heartstart Discovery life support courses

Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Dundee and Perth in February.

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Launch of NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Governments cervical screening campaign. L-r: Sammy Reilly, Reagan Todd, Rachel Lindsay, Becci Todd and Shannon Moncur.

Flower campaign to nip cervical cancer in the bud

A Dundee woman diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine smear test, joined a national drive, on February 9, to get women talking about cervical screening.

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Karen Anderson (left) is pictured with colleagues and donations.

NHS staff rally round to support pants charity

NHS Tayside staff have been providing support for an unusual collection being conducted in two of the health authority’s hospitals.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Mulberry patients transferred to Carseview

The transition of the General Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Service in Angus to the Carseview Centre in Dundee started today (February 1).

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L-r: Gregory Colgan, head of customer services and IT, Dundee City Council; Craig Mason, senior manager council advice services; Dr Drew Walker, director of public health NHS Tayside; Doug Cross, non executive member. board of NHS Tayside; Aileen Tait, health improvement specialist, NHS Tayside; Munwar Hussain, non executive member board of NHS Tayside and George Meechan, welfare rights manager.

New Advice Centre opens at Ninewells Hospital

The opening of the new Advice Centre at Ninewells Hospital now means that visitors, staff and patients can access information on a wide range issues including welfare and financial topics as well as support for carers and volunteering without having to leave the hospital.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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The Farmhouse Breakfast initiative session at St Thomas PS, Arbroath, on Monday, January 23.

Farmhouse Breakfast bigger and better than ever

This week is proving to be the biggest and best Angus Countryside Initiative (ACI) Farmhouse Breakfast Week yet, with the children having an even greater variety of breakfast foods to sample.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Diabetes Forum meeting in Forfar

Diabetes Forum meeting in Forfar

If you are living with type 2 diabetes in the Forfar area, your local Diabetes Forum would like to invite you to the first in a series of six meetings that will run in Angus throughout the year.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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16/11/09, TSPL, Scotsman. Hospital, Health, Tayside Health Board, Dundee,. Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Tayside. Pic Ian Rutherford

Events planned to mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

NHS Tayside’s colposcopy team is supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (January 22-28) with a series of events to raise awareness of the importance of regular screening.

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Tesco have recalled a product.

Tesco recalls product over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

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L-R: Pauline Crozier, Beverley Boler, Ann Bowdler, Fiona Petrie, Eleanor Greig and Karen Fletcher.

Angus nurses receive QNIS Long Service Award

Six nurses who work for the Angus Health & Social Care Partnership have been granted The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland Long Service Award to mark 21 years of service in the community.

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The showcase is a joint initiative of Age Scotland and Trust Housing Association

Healthy active ageing showcase in Forfar

A free healthy active ageing showcase is to take place in Forfar next week, with activities designed to keep brains and bodies healthy.

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Professor John Connell, launches the STAR awards with Ward 16 staff.

Public help sought in NHS Tayside search for a STAR

The NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards have now been launched with nominations sought by February 28.

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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to take action to combat the ‘January blues’ by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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