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NHS staff in Angus recognised at awards

Staff working in Angus were recognised at NHS Tayside’s STAR Awards celebration event held at the Invercarse Hotel in Dundee.

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NHS board apology after man scarred for life

NHS board apology after man scarred for life

A health board has been ordered to apologise to a patient who was left with a “disfigured” penis following an operation.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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A patient appointment letter from an NHS hospital, next to a virus and spyware warning message on a laptop screen at a home in London, following a major cyber attack on NHS computer systems. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Tayside GP practices affected by NHS cyber-attack running as normal

Doctors surgeries in Tayside affected by the UK-wide NHS cyber-attack are now “operating as normal”.

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Arthritis forum to hear benefits of physical activity

Arthritis forum to hear benefits of physical activity

Angus patients living with arthritis are invited to a free information session which will focus on the benefits of physical activity for those living with arthritis.

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Specsavers team become Dementia Friends

Specsavers team become Dementia Friends

Specsavers employees in Forfar are complete Dementia Friends Training, to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

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Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

A new project which aims to raise awareness of the chronic illness ME among health professionals has been launched during ME Awareness Week.

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Two in three adults face mental health problems

Two in three adults face mental health problems

Most Britons say they have experienced a mental health problem at some point in their lives with younger generations particularly impacted.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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Graeme with his brothers art display at Stracathro.

New art exhibition at Stracathro cafe

The art gallery in The Pavilion @ Stracathro cafe, in the grounds of Stracathro Hospital, is hosting a new art exhibition in tribute to the late Forfar artist, Douglas Laird.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

New breast cancer trial seeks volunteers

A new scheme will reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer by helping them lose weight and become more active.

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A geriatrician holds the hand of an elderly woman with arthritis.

Fatigue Management Course in Angus

Angus residents living with fatigue are invited to go along to a free Fatigue Management Programme to help manage excessive tiredness caused by a variety of conditions.

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Charity putting ‘fun’ back into fundraiser for mental health

Charity putting ‘fun’ back into fundraiser for mental health

A fun day fair has been arranged for next month to raise money for the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH).

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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David May (left) with Mike Rumbles

Mulberry delay criticised by politicians

Two local politicians have spoken out about the delay in the decision on the future of the Mulberry Unit.

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Adoption & Fostering Group Angus held an Easter Egg Fun Day

Angus charity gives children a chance

The charity Adoption & Fostering Group Angus, held an Easter Egg Fun Day on Sunday in Crombie Country Park.

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Eat Safe Award for Whitehills kitchen

Eat Safe Award for Whitehills kitchen

The kitchen in Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre has been presented with the Eat Safe Award by Food Standards Scotland.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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