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Go green message – as festive pharmacy opening times revealed

‘GO GREEN this Christmas’ is the message from the region’s pharmacy teams – asking people not to stockpile items during the festive period.  Thousands of medications end up going unused every year in Dumfries and Galloway, but with a cost to the environment during their production and when they subsequently have to be binned.  Dr Emily Kennedy is

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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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Beware of telephone fraudsters pretending to call on behalf of NHS

Telephone scammers pretending to be associated with the NHS are operating in Scotland. Common tactics include asking for bank details, supposedly for a small payment to cover equipment insurance, outpatient treatment or other forms of care. Earlier this year, scam callers asking for payment for COVID-19 tests or vaccination were also common.  NHS Scotland will

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