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Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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The path in Lochside Road

Forfar Rotary Club’s purple path for polio

Forfar Rotary Club has stepped in to help create a stunning path at the entrance to the Forfar Open Garden Scheme in the town.

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Pictured are Kathleen Fitchett, Susan Bridge, Sandra Wood, Christina Sinclair, Paul Whyte and Mary Spink

Eat Safe Award for Stracathro Hospital

Stracathro Hospital kitchen has been given Eat Safe awards by Food Standards Scotland.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

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.

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‘Van-tastic’ boost for recycling project

‘Van-tastic’ boost for recycling project

Normally two wheels are better than four, but not so for an Angus bike recycling project which officially took possession of a brand new electric van last week.

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NHS Tayside signs up to midwives’ charter

NHS Tayside signs up to midwives’ charter

NHS Tayside has given its backing to a campaign supporting the health, safety and well-being of midwives and maternity staff.

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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.

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Councillor David May.

May’s motion on Frank’s Law passed

Angus Councillor David May has expressed his delight that a motion he put forward at the Scottish Lib Dems conference on Frank’s Law and the need for research on the link between dementia and football was unanimously passed.

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The new group will be launched next Wednesday at Ninewells Hospital.

New group for rheumatoid arthritis patients

A new support group is being established for people in the Tayside area affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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GP Dr Scott Eason explains the 'Medicine Sick Day Rules' card to patient Scott Alexander.

NHS Tayside urges us to take care of our kidneys

NHS Tayside is supporting Acute Kidney Injury Week (March 13-17) to help raise awareness of acute kidney injury and how to prevent it.

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Rebecca (right) pictured with Claire.

Marathon effort in memory of Claire

A Kirriemuir dentistry student is running the London Marathon next month in memory of her close childhood friend, Claire Taylor.

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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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Relay for Life in Kirriemuir takes place at Kirriemuir Show Field on August 12 and 13.

Cancer survivors to lead lap of honour for Relay for Life in Kirriemuir

A mum of two diagnosed with cancer on the day before her wedding anniversary is urging Scots to sign up for Relay for Life.

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Heartstart Discovery courses running this month

Heartstart Discovery courses running this month

Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in our area this month.

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Shona Robison

Mulberry campaigners meet Health Minister

Campaigners fighting to keep the Mulberry Unit open, have met with the Scottish Government’s Health Minister, Shona Robison.

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Deaf Links is keen to gauge the interest in lip reading classes in Angus.

Charity extending lip reading classes to Angus

A Tayside charity is keen to improve local services for deaf and hard of hearing people in Angus by starting lip-reading classes in the area.

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Hundreds nominated for NHS awards

Hundreds nominated for NHS awards

More than 400 nominations have been submitted for a new awards scheme recognising the achievements of NHS staff across Tayside.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Additional £18.5m allocated to Tayside health services

An additional £18.5 million will be allocated to NHS Tayside in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.

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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.”

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