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Do you want to make a difference to the NHS in your local community?

Why? The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of the local population. What’s involved? NHS Dumfries and Galloway is looking for one new member to join its Board.  This is a challenging, rewarding and worthwhile […]

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Unprecedented financial challenges for NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s new Chief Executive has described the ‘enormity’ of the financial challenge which lies ahead. Speaking at last week’s meeting of the NHS Board, Julie White welcomed a plan which includes 80 identified savings opportunities aimed towards saving £18.3 million in the new financial year – equating to five per cent of

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Change to guidance on masks and facial coverings

VISITORS to NHS healthcare settings are no longer expected to routinely wear masks or face coverings.  The national guidance in respect of COVID-19 takes effect from today, Tuesday May 16.  However, masks will still be required in non-routine situations – including circumstances where there are risks around infection and vulnerability.  NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief

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Mark Kelly with NHS Dumfries and Galloway nursing staff

NHS Dumfries and Galloway celebrates Nurses Day

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has been celebrating the amazing role of nurses on #InternationalNursesDayToday (May 12) officially recognises the invaluable role of nurses.NHS Dumfries and Galloway is joining the celebrations across the world to share the incredible achievements and wonderful stories about how nurses have made a big difference in their patients’ lives that truly demonstrate

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Mark Kelly with NHS Dumfries and Galloway nursing staff

International Nurses Day

Celebrating the amazing role of our nurses on #InternationalNursesDay Today (May 12) officially recognises the invaluable role of nurses. NHS Dumfries and Galloway is joining the celebrations across the world to share the incredible achievements and wonderful stories about how nurses have made a big difference in their patients’ lives that truly demonstrate the #BestOfNursing

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New provider to deliver general medical services out of Lockerbie

A NEW provider has been awarded the contract to deliver general medical services out of the practice in Lockerbie.  Dr Kashif Ahmad and Dr Michael Ramsden were already serving as locums at Lockerbie Medical Practice, but successfully bid to take over responsibility for managing services.  Deputy Medical Director Dr Grecy Bell said: “NHS Dumfries and

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Galloway Community Hospital

Hospital pressures

AN EXTREMELY high level of activity is being experienced at the region’s two acute hospitals. This is a situation which has continued since the four day Easter Holiday weekend, and which has meant services having to operate flexibly – making use of all available staffing capacity in order to meet demand. A request is made

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Good attendance expected at maternity services engagement events

A GOOD attendance is expected and encouraged at public engagement events around maternity services in the west of the region.  Finalised details of opportunities to feed into the review of maternity services are now being promoted within communities in Wigtownshire, with an ask for everyone to help spread the word.  Opportunities include an online survey, drop-in sessions, bookable 1-to-1

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