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MBE for Consultant Gynaecologist

Special congratulations to Consultant Gynaecologist Heather Currie for being awarded an MBE in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to healthcare – a prestigious award recognising her as a leading light and driving force for women’s health and menopause care. Dr Currie, NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Associate Medical Director Acute, Diagnostics, Women, Children …

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Call to anyone in region over 50 not yet booked for second vaccination

ANYONE aged 50 and above who has not yet been booked in for a second COVID-19 vaccination is being encouraged to get in touch. The new local telephone helpline is already open for anyone aged 40 and above in Dumfries and Galloway who has not received their first vaccination, but anyone over 50 in the …

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Over 100,000 first dose vaccinations, amid call to take up opportunities

A MAJOR milestone has been reached in the region’s COVID-19 immunisation programme – with over 100,000 first dose vaccinations provided.  The programme is now powering on with the younger cohorts aged under 40, who in line with national directions are being provided with the Pfizer vaccine.  But against the backdrop of increasing cases as lockdown …

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Additional COVID testing opportunities next week

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 testing opportunities are being added in the region next week – as an increase in cases is recorded across Scotland.Extra testing availability for people without symptoms of the coronavirus is being added in Stranraer and Kelloholm, as part of efforts to pick up any cases which might develop within the region.Public Health Consultant …

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GP offers insight into the impact of COVID-19 on Primary Care THE COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our society, but the changes it has forced on healthcare systems have been particularly significant.  As one of the first points of contact for patients, GP practices have been required to quickly …

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